Aussie /Long Western Saddle Seat Saver
The Aussie Seat Saver Cushion also works as a Long Western Seat Saver Cushion. It attaches very securely with 4 nonstretchy webbing straps and cinching buckles: around the horn, around the cantle, and around the fenders with a buckle underneath at the rear away from leg pressure. Cantle cushion straps keep the cantle cushion from flipping forward during mounting. The Cantle cushion on the Aussie Seat Saver is about 1" higher than the regular Western Seat Saver. The Seat Saver may be attached very securely on saddles without a horn by unbuckling the horn strap and running the two separate pieces through through the gullet hole and front D rings, buckling in front of the horn, or tuck the horn strap under the Seat Saver if you are not using it. The three other buckles will hold it quite securely alone.
Check out the option for fabrics and colors on the Fabrics page.
Comfort Curves Seat Saver Cushions may be washed in cold water on gentle cycle or by hand and dried flat. Dryer heat may damage faux fur fabrics and foam materials in the product. The cushion inside the Seat Saver is high density open cell foam similar to what is inside of furniture and will stand up to a lot of use. This was chosen to cushion and compress as you come down on the cushion and to expand when you come up off of it expanding with air for the next impact compression. It meets your body more gently than a saddle alone. A cushion with extra padding built inside is labeled as a Western + or Long Western/Aussie + and has more padding built in under your butt bones. The shape of the extra padding that is built in also creates a relief pocket for the tail bone.
If you get extra warm on your cushion, a few extra bounces trotting should expel the warm air and help to cool the cushion. This cooling effect is only available in a product made with breathable foam. Fabrics with longer surface fibers like the faux sheep will hold more body heat. They may also absorb sweat feel damp and need to air dry like your horse's saddle pad. Due to their fluffy texture they will also feel more cushiony. If they flatten down after riding, use a pet brush or even run your fingers through the fur to fluff the fabric up again.
Smooth fabrics like faux suede will be the coolest since they have the shortest fibers on the surface. They will also absorb some sweat.
Polar fleece fabrics have medium fiber length so will hold a medium amount of body heat. They will absorb some sweat. Fabrics with a print design will hide dirt and hair.
The faux tooled fabrics have a rubber type of coating on the fabric which provides some grip for the rider. They do not absorb sweat. They do slough off the dirt.