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Creating your very own Wilker's pad

You might think it's difficult to create you very own custom pad but the truth of the matter is it's really not. I think the hardest thing is actually thinking about the purpose of your custom pad.

Do you need a custom show pad because what you see in your local tack store just doesn't fit your saddle perfectly? Do you want to promote your equine business and want saddle pads for marketing purposes or do you just want to the perfect saddle pad to fit your horse perfectly? Whatever the reason why, just know that every Wilker's products that we offer have one thing in common: comfort for your horse and style for you.

Choose your pad:

Whether you're looking for a schooling, therapeutic or show pad, we really have a wide variety of Wilker pads for you to choose from. Every product in our store can be customized to your specifications.

Size:

Our saddle pads come in pony, horse, A/P and A/P oversized. Of course, if there is a specific dimension that you need, we will need to have the following dimensions. We've also included a picture so that you can get a better visual of what we require. Suffice it to say, we will be pleased to provide you with your custom pad at the size that you require at no additional charge to you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Wilker's show pads are available from lead line to 20.5" and our therapeutic pads from pony to oversized. Again, we've included a picture so that you can see what measurements we require in order to make your custom pad. 

Our show saddle pad are fully customizable in both style and size to fit your saddle perfectly. We offer several different sizes to custom fit your saddle brand patterns including Antares, Butet, CWD, Devoucoux, Voltaire and many more. All you have to do is specify your brand and flap size when when ordering. Of course, you can always email or call us if you have any questions or you would like to order from us directly. 

Options:

 

We offer 22 different trim and piping colors. Piping is the thin strip as shown in this example being the red and the trim is the material that is predominantly seen on the pad (in this case, it would be the black).  What our customers been doing lately is matching the trim to match the color of the pad and choosing a different color for the piping. This is a beautiful way to make your pad have that "modern and clean" look. You can see an example of this at the top of this page.If you are unsure or have questions, please reach out to us via email or phone. We're always happy to help:)

 

 

Digitizing your Logo:

Embroidery digitizing is the process of converting existing artwork like a company logo or team emblem into a stitch file that an embroidery machine can sew on a garment. Before any design can be embroidered, it must be digitized.

If you have a logo that you would like to have embroidered onto your pad, simply send us your logo and we will have it digitized in house.

The reason why we digitize any logo or drawing ourselves is because, like anything, the quality of creating a digitized file varies from one vendor to another. We make sure that it's done correctly and add additional underlay so that your embroidery is not "flat". This process does cost more and it does add stitches onto your embroidery file but this critical step is what makes a logo look from "ok" to fabulous! 

Once we have your logo digitized, we do a run through with out machines to do a QA (quality assurance) to make sure it meets our standards and no tweaks need to be made. This is also the perfect time to take the thread colors that you have chosen and run that though. I don't know about you but I'm a visual person and I need to see it first hand to see if I like the look of it. Upon completion, we send it to you either via email or text for your approval.

Simply send us a jpeg of what you would like digitized and we will take care of the rest. What determines the cost of digitization is size of the logo and the number of stitches. Digitization fees start at $50. 

Shipping:

Once your order is complete, we will mail your order out that very day and provide you with your tracking number. Depending on where you live in the United States, shipping can take anywhere from 1-3 days. We primarily send all orders via USPS but depending on the order size, we may send it via FedEx or USP.

Free Consultations: 

If you need help creating your pad, please know we are always here to help and this service is free of charge.

Laundry:

 

We always leave washing instructions with all of our orders but I thought it would be a good idea just to reiterate it and send you an email. After all, we want to make sure that your equipment lasts for many years. With proper care, your Wilkers pads will do just that.
All our pads are machine washable in warm water with your favorite laundry detergent (hopefully yours is a non-bleach detergent). If you can set your machine's water level to go to the highest level do! Not only will your pads wash better but they will more importantly rinse better too. You can certainly use the regular cycle but don't overload the washing machine with too many pads. Bottom line, you want to ensure that your pads do not have any soapy residue which might irritate your horses's skin.
The worse thing to can do to your pads is add bleach, that's a big no-no as far as Wilker's is concerned. The reason being is that bleach is corrosive as well as an irritant to the the skin. Bleach will break down the foam, fabric and will fade your pipping and trim horribly! Add about 1/3 cup of white vinegar to the fabric softener compartment and it will remove any soapy residue naturally. 
OTHER TIPS:
  • Launder separately with similar items and colors and wash regularly or even better, after each use.
  • Add a bit of bluing or hydrogen pyroxide to the wash water. 
  • Avoid washing with items containing velcro or buckles. It's safe to spot-treat stubborn stains. I love to use Oxiclean. Spray and use a soft tooth brush if you have stubborn stain, let sit for 5 minutes and proceed with your wash.
  • Air dry your pad for best results. If you need to put it in the dryer, please put it on air fluff setting and NO HEAT! Excess heat from the dryer will damage or alter some of the components of your pads.
  • Lastly, one of our customers Candy says that she uses Scotch Guard and sprays her pads regularly to avoid boot markings on your pads. Take a look on their bottle for instructions. 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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