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ECOGOLD’s CoolFit™:  The Intelligent Saddle Pad That Keeps Your Horse Cooler

ECOGOLD’s CoolFit™: The Intelligent Saddle Pad That Keeps Your Horse Cooler

Revolutionary innovation – Using Smart Textiles, ECOGOLD has upgraded their CoolFit™ Saddle Pad to react to contact with sweat by reducing its temperature! Watch this test. ECOGOLD has integrated smart textiles in its CoolFit™ Saddle Pad to create an intelligent saddle pad. Smart textiles are materials that can sense and react to environmental conditions or or stimuli from mechanical, therma... »

How Big of A Difference Do ECOGOLD Saddle Pads Make? Watch the Non-Slip Test

How Big of A Difference Do ECOGOLD Saddle Pads Make? Watch the Non-Slip Test

A slipping saddle is not only annoying, but it is uncomfortable for the horse – as it creates friction on the horse’s back – and for the rider, it makes your position less secure, a potential safety hazard especially riding at high speeds or while tackling big fences. ECOGOLD Saddle Pads are renown internationally for their “stickability” properties, but how much of a... »

Ride Like You Mean It!

Ride Like You Mean It!

There’s nothing like a “real” ECOGOLD pad to provide you with a confident ride! Proud to be the leaders in equestrian high-tech innovation, ECOGOLD Saddle Pads, Half Pads and Horse Boots are made with the very best materials: Our non-slip technology is neoprene-free, 100% breathable, hypo-allergenic and will keep working after many washes. ECOGOLD fabrics provide faster moisture ... »

M&M Impact Test – ECOGOLD’s Memory Foam Triple Protection Half Pad

M&M Impact Test – ECOGOLD’s Memory Foam Triple Protection Half Pad

ECOGOLD’s Memory Foam Triple Protection™ Half Pad is made with a unique technology combining 3 different materials: Memory Foam, High-Density Open Cell Foam and Low-density Open Cell Foam for complete shock absorbing protection for the horse’s back. Always innovative and humorous in testing their products, ECOGOLD conducted fun and informative impact testing on their saddle pads using M&... »

Video – How to Properly Put On ECOGOLD Cross-Country Boots

Video – How to Properly Put On ECOGOLD Cross-Country Boots

To ensure the protection of your horse’s legs, Canadian Olympian Jessica Phoenix demonstrates how to put on ECOGOLD Cross-country Boots. »

3 Factors to Keep Your Horse Cool and Comfortable

3 Factors to Keep Your Horse Cool and Comfortable

ECOGOLD founder and textile engineer John Da Silva, was featured on the Horse Radio Network. He explained how you can control and reduce the temperature of your horse: “As with human athletes when horses exercise, their muscles develop heat. Like a car’s engine, after the initial warm-up, the heat generated needs to be dissipated. The natural way in which the body controls overheating is by ... »

Amazing Results from Ecogold Saddle Pads in Pressure Scans!

Amazing Results from Ecogold Saddle Pads in Pressure Scans!

Independent tests conducted with a pressure scanner are clear: ECOGOLD saddle pads and half pads reduce pressure on the horse’s back under a variety of circumstances. ECOGOLD did not order or participate in the testing in any way. The independent saddle fitter was curious to see if the high-tech saddle pads live up to their reputation when put to the test. Needless to say she was very impressed wi... »

What Every Rider Should Know About Protective Horse Boots

What Every Rider Should Know About Protective Horse Boots

When we started developing our line of horse boots, we took a look at the products that were already in the market. First, as a textile engineering company, we know about materials. And we were amazed by the amount of ridiculous claims on labels: from breathable-neoprene (which doesn’t exist. Neoprene is an insulator and is not breathable) to 95%+ shock absorption (you can’t measure impact in an a... »