Kentucky Performance Products: Shimming a Half Pad With a Yoga Mat
Kentucky Performance Products rider Lisa Barry is here with this week’s pro tip — how to shim a half pad with a yoga mat.
Like most horse people, Lisa Barry is always on a budget. However, she also recognizes that as our horses grow and change, so do their saddle needs. That’s why she’s developed this method to help with saddle fit using a half pad and yoga mats.
Lisa Barry is a five-star event rider who has been riding and competing horses for 29 years, and has 16 years of international competition experience. Her horses have had top placings at many FEI events including at the Advanced/CCI4*/CCI5* level. Lisa has trained with Karen O’Connor for 25 years, and has worked for and ridden with Karen and David since she joined the O’Connor program as a working student when she was 17. Lisa competed at the 2015 Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event aboard her beloved FIS Prince Charming, aka “Peanut,” a tiny, feisty New Zealand OTTB. Lisa is currently training and coaching out of Lexington, Kentucky and Ocala, Florida. If you have questions for Lisa or would like to learn more about her program email her at [email protected].