Quality of SPH's Wool

The quality of SPH Gear Wool pads?

SPH uses only 100% pure virgin wool in the manufacturing of SPH Performance Gear Saddle Pads. They are made with the highest quality F15 or F10 Rated Pure Wool and is made with heat and pressure with a Compression rating of 6.0 to 7.0 PSI and a Tensile strength of 200 PSI. The qualities of wool allow it to remove heat by wicking away sweat in turn, cooling your horse. SPH Gears wool protects against pressure points on your horse's back! Our pads will maintain this strength and quality for many years of riding time with proper care!

What does 6.0 to 7.0 PSI mean? For those technical people.

The compression ratio of SPH Performance Gear 100% Pure Virgin Wool is 6.0 to 7.0 PSI. This means that it protects against pressure points at a rate of 6 to 7 pounds per square inch.

What is tensile strength?

Tensile strength is the ability of the wool to stand up to tearing apart or separating. SPH's F10 100% pure virgin wool can withstand 200 pounds per square inch before it begins to break apart or separate. This wool is one of the best on the market.

SPH Gear wool will last for many years of riding!

We use quality, industrial grade, 100% virgin wool is manufactured in the USA with heat, steam and compression. This process insures that SPH Performance Gear pads are built to last with proper care. The compression ratio of 6.0 PSI and a Tensile Strength of 200 PSI allows it to maintain the highest standards for many years of riding time. With our quality and Proper care   SPH customers will have many years of riding our saddle pads.

The performance of the SPH saddle pads 100% Virgin Wool Pads

Our wool has been tested by a 3rd party. The International Felting Standards shows that our F10 felt has a compression rating of 6 psi and 200 psi tensile strength and our F15 has a  rating of 2 psi and 75 psi tensile strength. In addition, based on research from Felt Manufacturers Council of America, the higher the virgin wool content of the felt, the better the wicking ability is.

How does your pad help cool a horse's back?

The properties of 100% Virgin Wool Felt allow it to wick 20X its weight in moisture which in turn removes heat. Wool breathes and doesn't trap heat like synthetics. SPH uses no synthetic and no gimmicks in the manufacturing of our All-Natural Wool Saddle Pads!

Do you make English Pads?

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