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NOTE: It is best not to use soap when washing wool blankets. The blanket will retain much of the soap (even soaps made specifically for wool). When the blanket becomes wet with sweat, the residual soap may seep throughout the very porous wool, and irritate a horse's back.
After a few washings, the color will of course begin to fade. This has no bearing on the usefulness of the blanket in serving its true purpose. You might find that you prefer an older, faded, soft blanket next to your horse's back. After all, the concept is to protect your horse's back and keep them comfortable.
08/31/2015By Overall happy
Very good quality, overall happy. Colours portrayed for blankets on site are quite off from actual colour.
05/19/2015By Christine and Carlos
looking for a nice quality all on color blanket at a descent price. When it arrived was so pleasantly surprised in how well made it is. Purchased the black and fig. The color of fig was well represented and covers my daily pad perfect for show.
Great good quality thick blankets for the money. Have seen thinner ones for the same price elsewhere.
Great blankets. Good quality, heavy & a wonderful assortment of colors to choose from. I have 3 now.
I've purchased several of these blankets, and they tend to do the job, but my most recent purchase was a coral blanket and it was just too pink (more like watermelon than coral). Also, the price has gone up in the last year :( The quality is good, nonetheless.
This is our second purchase of these pads in tangerine color. We do not use them for show, but to increase our horses safety when riding during hunting season, or when we take our horses on elk & deer hunts. These pads are super durable, easy to care for, and value priced; I'm sure we will purchase again in the future.
10/05/2013By Mum's mom
I recently bought my third Mayatex blanket and I love this RED EARTH one just as much as my other colors. It's a great product coming from a great store!
Wow! This is my first san juan pad and I couldn't be happier, fantastic colour and beautiful quality, super soft. Ill be buying a few more do I can match my different outfits .
07/22/2013By Heidi J
After viewing the blanket and the children's twill shirts, I went online to order. I was disappointed that I could not open 2 separate windows to view both the shirt and saddle blanket together to make sure they were a color match. Since I could not do this online, I called and spoke to a customer service person. She stated she had no way of knowing of those shirts would or would not match (even though it was all sold from Rods). I asked if the aqua was an ok match for turquoise as the color from the magazine was appearing to be a better match for real than turquoise (the color of the shirt). I paid express shipping to have it in time. It arrived 1day before the horse show--and it was not a match. The customer service could only offer to send me via email a return label (that I would then deduct from my return item). Even after speaking at length with the customer service rep, I wasn't satisfied. I will not be shopping with Rods again, unfortunately. Feeling frustrated.
07/19/2013By Great show pad
We are very happy with our pad. It is large enough to cover the heavy work pad and show under a large show saddle. It fits our large POA gelding perfectly and the lavender color is gorgeous! Will definitely buy more!
With so many great colour options it was easy to match my saddle blanket to my show blouses that I had purchased from Rods.
Great value too, these saddle pads are around $90 in Australia.
08/16/2012By Julie S
Great pads, match the clothes well. It's a good thing my daughter will be done with 4H soon before I have one of every color!
07/27/2012By happy as a lark
07/27/2012By crazy mary
I have bought 3 Turquoise pads, they are such a beautiful color but where the sun hits them, they will fade badly after the first year. I realize I ride A LOT, but would love for the color to last longer. Where the saddle sits, it is still pretty.
Great show pad-matchs the turquoise shirt perfectly!
I have bought several of these pads in different colors over the past few years to match different show outfits. They hold up great, look grest and are you can't beat the price. [...] I enjoy dealing with Rod's and would recommend them to my friends.
Great show pad in many colors and affordable price
07/27/2012By Showin Quarters
I LOVE the Mayatex show pads! I have about 10 in different colors and they are the perfect weight and size for me under my western pleasure saddles. They are true to color and are wonderful!!!
07/27/2012By Shelly the reiner
Great choices for different/unique color options not found elsewhere for the money
07/27/2012By POA partner
Modern short backed pleasure ponies need show blankets to match outfits. I have found that since its harder to find a blanket to fit and match the outfit to just work around the available small blanket colors. Would be better the other way around.
the price was definately a pro compared to other brands
Use to match show outfits. The weave is great to add conchos.
I have purchased several different colors over the years from Rods. You can't beat the price. I just received the Lilac show pad to match a shirt for showing in reining and was disappointed at how 'pink' it is. All other colors are very true, but Lilac is definitely not as purple as I expected.
07/27/2012By trail rider
Goes well with turquoise star burst show blouse.
Great product for the price!
this is a really nice saddle blanket. Great for when you don't need a lot BLING.
07/27/2012By Too Many Horses
I have these in about 10 colors, and we use them all the time. Great blankets.
We have been looking for green products to build my daughter's show wardrobe and this is a perfect color.
I onely have one color and I plan on getting more I use these in every show It's cool if you have a shirt to match with it.My horse is a flea bitten gray so mostely all colors look good on her.
07/27/2012By Anna trail gal
nice wool and color
Beautiful Saddle blanket. The turquoise matched my show shirt perfectly and it looked gorgeous on my horse! certainly a good deal for the price :-)
I held my show blouse up to the computer screen before ordering to match it to the best blanket color and received the perfect match!
This was a great sale for this brand of show blanket.
love the blanket love the color will look very nice on horse at the fair will buy more when need
07/27/2012By Tonka's Mom
The color was an exact match and the quality was very good at a very reasonable price.
love the color now to find a shirt to match the color. i love these pads. this is my second one but 2 different colors.
Red show pad used for a horse show / queen competition.
07/27/2012By Playgirl's Invy's Mom
Won't find another look the same. By the wide array of colors, I will never see myself in the ring. Makes color options endless for showing.
07/27/2012By Grandma Sue
The colors were perfect. Matched the outfits perfectly
Nice show pad for the price.
07/27/2012By Blue Star Ranch
Ordered in Turquoise, matches shirt perfectly! Great Coverage over pad, good quality
This saddle pad is made of very good quality and is really soft.
07/27/2012By Rodeo Queen Mum
We purchased for a competition when we could not find the right color locally. This was perfect and looked expensive. The quality is great. We will be buying in a rainbow of colors.
Perfect color to go with the kids outfit. Fits well over my thick black pad
Very nice blanket, great variety of colors and available in the larger size needed.