Being eco-aware became part of the story when, upon production, the team realised that by building a business we didn't want to end up adding to the landfills and plastic pollution ruining the countryside across the globe. We believe that a love of horses is a love of the countryside and to love the countryside we must do what we can to protect it. We have chosen fabrics that are made from recycled plastic bottles to create the pads - in fact, each saddle pad that you buy uses up to 18 recycled plastic bottles. The filling is made from bamboo fabric which is made from the pulp of bamboo grass - easily replenished and uses no pesticides or chemicals to grow. So by shopping with Paladin Boutique Equestrian, you can rest in the knowledge that you are contributing to cleaning up our world one saddle pad at a time.