These Acavallo gel risers are the most advanced design on the market. The highly shock absorbent therapeutic gel from Italy are anatomically designed to fit the horse's back & saddle and relieve pressure.
The ‘Front Riser’ is particularly suited to horses with high withers or that have lost muscle and bulk at the top of the shoulder and below the wither. The pad has minimal depth over the centre so doesn’t increase pressure under the pommel. However, its unique honeycomb structure ensures the main weight bearing areas are compensated. Traditional ‘wedge style’ risers that taper to the back of the saddle often pivot on the wither & spine increasing pressure under the front of the saddle as well as causing an unwanted 'rise' in the whole saddle.
The ‘Rear Riser’ has the same honeycomb structure as the Front Riser to absorb and softly distribute the rider’s weight. It can be adjusted back & forward for effect. They can also be used together as an additional layer of absorption under the saddle.
The tacky nature of these pads ensure minimal movement either laterally or back to front so they are in effect Non-Slip pads as well. They can be used in conjunction with the Acavallo Shaped Gel Pads or can be placed on top of any numnah, half pad or square. Please note these gel risers are not suited to use directly on the horse’s skin.