The only Saddlepad with D3O® Smart Material Technology:
The Invictus Saddle Pad provides unequalled protection and effective support for your horse's back
- Unprecedented pressure equalization in a pad only 1,5 cm thick thanks to patented D3O® technology
- Stable interface between saddle and horse's back ensures clear communication between horse and rider.
- All materials are breathable and prevent heat build-up
- No material pressure over the spine
Order with Confidence
It is our aim to contribute something positive to the life of horses and riders - from the first contact with us to a piece of equipment that helps your horse to enjoy his work.
That’s why we want you to be completely happy with your purchase. Should that not be the case within two weeks of trying the Invictus Pad, we will take it back for a full refund.
Testimonials (Swipe for more)
P.deGysser - Dressage rider (Amateur)
My horse is super sensitive to my slightly rotated pelvis. He usually has a problem on the left hand, especially at the gallop, and reacts with protest. With the way I'm sitting, and the saddle movement, he does not understand my help. With the Invictus Pad, the problems disappear - he turns perfectly, gallops on the left hand and shows a much greater freedom of movement. He is calm and satisfied.
Due to the fact that the pad also reduces the movement between me and the horseback, my back is also much better at riding. I suffer from spinal disc damage and with the Invictus Pad, the pain of riding is almost completely reduced.
J.Hoffmann, Dressage (Amateur)
My horse travels clear again, I could now test the pad properly. Of course he does not run away from it like a young horse, but he runs very satisfied and looks for the way forward-down faster.
L.Haaga, Jumping (Professional)
When I got the Invictus Pad, I used it on horses that are particularly sensitive in the back. After just a few days, I noticed that the horses - and myself - were much more comfortable. The horses now jump flawless laps without the previous signs of fatigue and back pain. Because of an accident, I have to work with back pain every day. The Invictus Pad relieves my back and that of the horses. Because the pad is thin and provides a stable base, it can be used under almost all saddles.
B.Mitsch, Jumping (Amateur)
My horse is sensitive in the back and it there were obviously repeatedly pressure points despite new and adapted saddle. After using the pad, the training sessions were fairly consistent and no abnormalities on the back were noticeable. At first I was skeptical, because my horse has often reacted positively to changes initially, but then fell back into the "old pattern" after a few weeks. This has not happened this time.
We tested the D3O® Smart material against all materials that are currently used in the leading saddle pads. The result: Invictus showed clearly a higher protection against pressure than materials of comparable thickness (e.g. gel of honeycomb foam as used by a certain popular Thin pad). Even the performance of materials like memory foam (up to 3 times thicker) was exceeded.
Our tests were carried out in the D3O® laboratory in Croyden, UK in December 2014 according to EN1621 test standards. Since the tested materials have not changed, the test results are current.
Machines were used with which we measured the effects of pressure energies of 5 to 40 joules. The machines were aligned in such a way that the pressure corresponds to that of the pressure exerted on the horse's back during walk, trot, canter and jump landing. Since these tests were carried out by machine, all materials could be tested under identical conditions.
All test details and results are on our Performance page.