Deadline Extended for 4th ‘Back on Track’ Essay Contest!

Share the story of how a horse has helped you through a rough patch for a chance to win a Therapeutic Saddle Pad for YOUR furry Freud.

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Our most recent winners, Jessica and Gus. “Gus is my ride to freedom and getaway from all the treatments.”

Horses are the best therapists. Which is good, because owning one often means you can’t afford the human type. They help us make it through tough times, keep things in perspective, heal a broken heart, recover from loss or just a very bad conference call.

Wouldn’t it be great to be able to give something special back, something that makes them feel good all after those days, weeks, months, years of working hard to please us…

…something like this?

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(And it’s not just the all-purpose pad — there are dressage and western pad options too!)

To kick off round four of our popular weekly “Horse Therapy” series, featuring reader-submitted stories about how horses have made us feel better, Back on Track is giving away something to help your horse feel better: a Therapeutic Saddle Pad in your choice of all-purpose, dressage or western.

Top riders worldwide use Back on Track therapeutic saddle pads and remark how much it improves their horses’ movement. Made of polypropylene and Back on Track’s state-of-the-art Welltex fabric, which is infused with ceramic powder, the pad reflects your horse’s natural body warmth and creates a soothing infrared thermal warmth. Tired or sore back muscles experience relief from this soft warmth therapy. These pads can help your horse’s back muscles loosen, relax, and warm up quickly. The gentle warmth increases blood flow, which helps relieve muscle tension and pain. They are wonderful for horses with cold or sore backs.

What saddle pad users have to say:

Back on Track has done it again with the Western saddle pad. It fits both my small Rocky Mountain Horse and my 17 hand horse. I like it’s thinness and its fit on both large and small horses. I use it under my shock- absorbing pad. It does not slip or bunch and of course, it has the amazing ceramic therapeutic advantage. — Pat

My OTTB used to pin her ears and bite at the wall every time she was being mounted. Since we started using this pad under her saddle, she’s stood quietly waiting to be mounted. It’s an amazing transformation — THANK YOU!!! — Elizabeth

I purchased this for my QH after borrowing my friends. My horse was giving me trouble going to the left – tight and unwilling to pick up the canter. I suspected back pain and thought I probably need the chiropractor to look at him. I tried my friends BOT saddle pad after feeling how warm it was under her saddle after a workout. I thought that may loosen my horse up. It absolutely did!! One week riding with it and we have soft forward canters and he is willingly stretching for the bit. I am amazed!! –Cynthia

TO ENTER

Share the story of how a special horse has helped you through a tough time. We recommend keeping your essay to 500 words or less, and be sure to include a photo of you and your “equine therapist.”

Email your submission to [email protected]gmail.com with BACK ON TRACK CONTEST in the subject line. The deadline is today, Tuesday, January 5, 2016. All entries will be entered into a drawing for the saddle pad with the winner to be announced the following week. Additionally, we will share all of our favorite essay submissions here on Horse Nation.

Need some inspiration? Check out our last Back on Track contest’s winning essay here.

Go Back on Track, and Go Riding!

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