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5 Star Saddle Pads …100% Wool Felt Contoured Saddle Pads. Why Settle for Anything Less?

5 Star Saddle Pads are the original Western contour saddle pads with “a true French curve back line and withers slope.” During the development process, 5 Star saddle pads paid special attention to wither height, back line variance and hip placement. As a result, a contour was specifically designed to fit the back contour of most horse breeds in today’s riding world.

Why 5 Star Saddle Pads use wool felt.
5 Star Saddle Pads use 100% pressed wool felt, 90% virgin wool, combined with 10% recombed wool. This mixture allows for the greatest combination of wool and economic benefit. 5 Star uses 40% more virgin wool than any other wool felt pad. The unique structure of wool fiber allows it to be pressed together with heat and steam to form a dense mat of flexible, resilient and elastic fiber called felt. 5 Star saddle pads use felt because this all-natural material has kinetic properties which enable it to absorb moisture and wick it to drier areas. Wool felt offers four times greater wicking ability than synthetic pads and wicking assists in heat removal. Additionally, research has shown that wool felt saddle pads, like those made by 5 Star, provide the best compression protection. In fact, wool felt offers three times the compression protection than synthetic neoprene pads. 5 Star Wool Felt pads will give you 2000+ hours of maximum riding protection. However, please remember that no saddle pad can ever completely compensate for improper saddle fit.

No overcinching!
Because no additional saddle pad or blanket is necessary, Five Star Saddle Pads can improve saddle fit. Double padding often creates movement and slippage, which is usually compensated for by overcinching. The contoured fit of the 5 Star saddle pad means limited need for cinching with minimal saddle movement. Standard square cut pads do not follow a horse’s back contour, resulting unnecessary pressure and improper saddle fit and causing your horse pain and injury.

No breaking in!
5 Star Saddle Pads are specifically contoured for a horse’s or mule’s back. A cut out (2½” x 5”) at the wither provides gullet cooling. 5 Star saddle pads are constructed with a leather spine and wear leathers. These saddle pads are 7/8” thick and are a great all-around pad, recommended for trail riding, team penning, cutting, reining and barrel racing.

Many Styles and Colors.
We offer several styles of 5 Star Saddle Pads, each in four colors: natural (grey), black, green and red.

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San Diego, CA (April 1, 2008) Professional’s Choice, power-house manufacturer of innovative equine products and three-time Olympian Steffen Peters, have joined forces to develop a brand new line of dressage saddle pads. After a year of intensive design, testing, and perfecting, comes the highly anticipated arrival of Professional’s Choice SPeters Dressage Pads.

Steffen Peters Saddle Pad

These are the first dressage pads made with luxury features coupled with state of the art technology synonymous with the Professional’s Choice brand. Together with his wife, and accomplished dressage competitor Shannon Peters, Steffen integrated all the best features from years of international competition and training into three unique saddle pad styles.

The SPeters Shearling Dressage Pad and the SPeters Luxury Dressage Pad feature garment quality shearling strategically placed under the saddle pressure points providing superior comfort to the horse’s back while wicking away moisture. To maximize the performance and comfort of your horse, this new line features newly evolved SMx® technology for the English marketplace. The cut has a generous rise for the withers, an open spine and is slightly oversized for shrinkage. The plush quilting has bold box quilting with a crisp appearance, finished piping and is a stand out among other pads.

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Baltimore, MD (March 3, 2010) — Innovative materials used in Equinity Performance Pads, from Equinity Performance, LLC, provide outstanding comfort and protection for horses and riders. This state-of-the art material meets the high standards for shock absorbency and resilience for industries outside of horses – providing benefits in medical facilities, NASCAR and other high impact sports.

Equinity Performance Pads are created with a visco-elastic polymer material that excels in shock absorption. Unlike traditional foams or polymer padding that will collapse under impact, the Equinity Performance Pad will not fully compress or bottom-out. After the initial impact, the material instantly recovers and readies itself for the next impact. As the visco-elastic polymer material never fully compresses, it causes the impact to dissipate throughout the entire pad. The force is spread across a larger surface area, which allows only a minimal amount to directly hit under the impact zone.

“Medical institutes across the country trust the visco-elastic polymer material to protect pressure points during surgery and prevent bed sores for bed-ridden patients,” said Royce Evans, owner of Equinity Performance, LLC. “We have applied this same quality technology to the Equinity Performance Pads to give riders a similar peace of mind that their horses are receiving the best protection.”

Equinity Performance pads are resilient, withstanding multiple use without ever changing form. The properties that make up the visco-elastic polymer padding have an unsurpassed durability and strength compared to other foams that may tend to tear down rapidly and lose effectiveness. Unlike other gel products, the Equinity Performance Pad will not leak or bottom out and can be customized to size without compromising its performance qualities.

Keeping saddle pads clean can present challenges in any barn. The Equinity Performance Pads are easy to clean and features an anti-fungal agent that helps prevent bacterial growth. Equinity Performance Pads can be cleaned with any standard equipment cleaner that does not contain alcohol. If alcohol is present, it should be diluted with water. Wet, cold sterilization works best. Any residue from cleaning products should be rinsed with cold water.

Equinity Performance Pads do not contain silicone, latex or plasticizer. The pads can also be heated to 120 degrees or cooled to 20 degrees Fahrenheit for additional therapeutic benefit.

“Riders and trainers trust that the material we use on our products makes the Equinity Performance Pads versatile, lightweight and reliable,” said Evans. “After completing our first AETA International Tradeshow in February, we are excited about new opportunities to expand the use of the visco-elastic polymer material to further enhance the performance benefits for horse and rider.”

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Radiant heat is a unique transfer of energy that naturally searches out colder objects to warm. Instead of rising like warm air, radiant heat starts by warming the coldest and closest objects from its source in any direction. Radiant heating systems are extremely effective for heating cold floors evenly and efficiently, and are commonly installed under tile, hardwood and even carpeted floors.

Radiant heat resembles the sensation of walking on sand on a sunny day or the warmth you experience while holding a hot drinking mug. These examples give you an idea how the affects of under floor heating can improve the way your entire home or specific areas like a tiled bathroom or kitchen can feel. Radiant floor heat has a unique way of balancing the temperature of nearby objects.

Under floor radiant heating systems can transform a cold tiled bathroom to feel more like a warm spa, while basements or high ceiling rooms benefit from improved comfort and efficiency.

To view a thermal comparison between an under floor radiant heating system versus a forced air system, click Here: Radiant Heat vs. Forced Air

When an electric radiant heat system is turned on, electricity is forced through a conductive material to create controllable levels of heat. Electric radiant heating systems come in a variety of shapes and sizes. (Contact Us to determine your best options.) These under floor heating systems can be used under most any floor covering and are also commonly designed for concrete, asphalt or under pavers to melt snow and ice. Heating driveways, sidewalks or other priority areas that require snow removal are becoming common alternatives to shoveling and using harmful salts and chemicals.

All of our electric radiant systems are controlled by a programmable thermostat to optimize usage based on your preferences of temperature and occupancy. These thermostats can be activated with either a floor sensor to target a specific floor temperature or programmed to a desired room temperature. Link these products below.

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Radiant heat is a growing trend that started in Europe and is now becoming well known in North America for its distinct benefits. Instead of warming air and then circulating it throughout your home using ducts and vents, radiant heat is embedded under your floor and uses the entire floor to evenly distribute low-temperature heat.

Although there are a variety of methods and technologies one can choose from, the benefits of radiant heat are the same. Here are few of most popular reasons to use radiant heat.

Similar to the rays of the sun, radiant heat warms objects rather than air to create a more even heat throughout your home. Starting with the floor, objects are warmed giving your home a more inviting feeling as your furniture and other fixtures lose their chill. Now the common complaint of cold feet is cured by heating your floor and letting that heat naturally radiate throughout the room instead of collecting at the ceiling.

Radiant heat is ideal for bathrooms, kitchens, basements, bedrooms or a complete home. Unlike other forms of heat you can easily ‘zone’ individual areas. Each of these zones can be controlled by its own programmable thermostat. Now you can designate specific times of the day and desired temperatures for these areas making your home energy efficient without sacrificing comfort.

Radiant heat can be used to add supplemental heat to a bathroom or throughout your home as a primary heating source. Contact a consultant at Warmzone to discuss your options.

Radiant heat is the most efficient form of heat available. Significantly less operating time is required to maintain the desired warmth compared to furnaces and other methods of heating keeping operational costs to a minimum. High efficiency boilers or electric radiant floor systems makes radiant heat one of your most efficient ways to heat your home. Coupled with a well insulated home these systems can quickly warm your home and then shut down or wait idle for long periods of time before being called upon by the thermostat to operate.

Radiant heating systems inherently offer a superior living environment compared to conventional forced air. Since there are no furnaces or blowers, noise and dust are reduced to make your home cleaner and more peaceful.

The concern for bulky duct work or the inconvenient placement of floor registers is eliminated with a radiant heating system. No longer do you have to worry about limited ceiling or wall space to accommodate a conventional heating system.

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Release Date: 25/11/2010

There can be no doubt about it – radiant tube is the acknowledged leader when it comes to heating large multi-use sports hall. Whichever way you look at it – comfort levels, economy, ease of maintenance, safety – overhead radiant systems are so far ahead of the competition that they can’t see it for dust.

Why, then, does anyone consider specifying underfloor heating for sports halls? The choice is wrong in every aspect.

Underfloor is a great heating system used in a huge variety of applications. Homes, offices and smaller shops are all ideal settings for the neat, discreet underfloor tubes that keep the floor surface and air above it warm.

But sports halls have very different requirements from domestic and retail settings, and these are at odds with the benefits of underfloor heating.

Take the average sports hall – one attached to a school, for example. It will be around 600m² in floor area with a roof height of 8 metres, up to 10m to the apex. The volume of air in the building is therefore approximately 5,500m³.

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Buffalo Grove, IL (MarketWire) November 25, 2008
– With winter quickly approaching, and the cold weather already in full swing all around the US and Canada, many people are already feeling the chilly effect on their heating bills. But heating your home doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg says ThermoSoft International Corporation, a market leading manufacturer of do it yourself radiant floor heating systems.

“Our floating floor electric underfloor heating systems are more efficient because warmth is concentrated near the floor, not the ceiling, heating only the rooms where you need the warmth when you want it,” said Dr. Eric Kochman, President of ThermoSoft International Corporation. “This can save consumers up to 40% in energy costs, something everyone can appreciate during this economy.”

Unlike forced hot air systems, which blow hot air from the ceiling, radiant floor heating systems heat the home in the most efficient way possible, from the floor up. The floor is consistently comfortable, without hot spots or cold drafts, and when your feet are warm, your whole body is warm. Dust, pollen and other allergens can also be disturbed with a forced hot air system, so electric floor heating systems are preferable for those with allergies.

ThermoFloor radiant floor heating systems should last a lifetime, and ThermoSoft floating floor warming systems are warranted for 10 years, making them a great, money saving investment for any home.

ThermoSoft manufactures ThermoFloor radiant floor heating system for laminate and floating wood floors, and ThermoTile radiant floor heating system for tile floors. Both systems are installation friendly and ship same day or next business day.

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Hay Bars’ introduction has truly revolutionised a lot of large yards. The initial investment is quickly recouped by reduced waste and reduction in ‘man hours’ spent laboriously filling hay nets.

HayBar pony feeder

Hay and haylage are the recognised feed but now we have even more choice with many different bagged forage products designed to cater for horses with various feeding problems. COPD, laminitics, dental abnormalities and horses with digestive problems all benefit from bagged forage. How to contain these chop like forages is made easier with Hay Bar. The new version Pony Hay Bar is ideal as it is even easier to clean out when feeding these hay replacements.

Feeding from the floor in the natural position is an aid to maintaining clear sinuses and helps to alleviate back and neck problems. Dental abnormalities are seen far less frequently in horses fed from Hay Bars. Both horse and owner benefit from the Hay Bar system, and with the reduced labour costs and reduction in waste of both bedding and forage, make it an investment that more than pays for itself.

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Hay Bars’ natural feeding position has received endorsements from the dental profession. Keith Evans Eq DT “I am convinced that I would see less dental problems in horses I treat if they were fed from the floor by use of the Hay Bar. It is common sense to get the horse to eat in the way that he is designed for. We impact the horses’ environment in so many ways it can only be of benefit to offer him some form of normality in his daily life. ”

HayBar pony feeder

Wayne Abbott B.E.V.A./B.V.D.A. “One of the most important things I advise my clients is that horses benefit significantly from being able to eat at ground level when stabled. In my experience horses that are not fed from nets or racks maintain a far more balanced wear pattern to their teeth enabling them to grind properly and in turn gain full value from their food. The Hay Bar offers a practical solution to being able to provide hay/haylage in their stable and it also helps prevent bedding contamination”

Hay Bar has truly improved the quality of life for horses and owners a like. At this time of year when horses are stabled for most of their day it is important to keep their environment as natural as possible. Hay Bar helps to make this possible and also save on time and waste.

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