Choose the Right Level of Protection for You and Your Horse
Impact Protection Inserts are intended to protect the horse's back from the concussion of saddle and rider.
Pro-Impact (5mm Poron XRD) is designed to be ultra-thin, lightweight and breathable concussion protection that is perfect for the average horse and rider.
Extreme Pro-Impact (13mm Poron XRD) has increased concussion protection and is a great option for those riding with heavier saddles or for extended periods of time (such as for endurance riding). It is also preforated for breathability.
Ortho-Impact combines a 5mm layer of Poron XRD with 12mm of medium density Viscoelastic foam for concussion protection and additional cushioning to help stabilize the saddle due to muscle deficiencies caused by saddle fit or conformation.
Lo-Impact (25mm Poron XRD) is designed for general riding and schooling and is especially beneficial for horses in a conditioning program. It is recommend that once the intensity of the horse's training increases that a switch is made to either Pro-Impact or Orth-Impact inserts, as the lo-impact inserts do not breath as well as the others due to its thickness.
Want the benefits of orthopedic inserts, but don't want to worry about switching between levels of protection?
Try the Hex Pro Impact Half Pads, the Poron used in these pads is more than twice the density of standard pro-impact inserts and the hex shape allows for increased breathability and heat dispersal.