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Brand Felt

Brand Felt

The Brand Felt Ltd. is a Canadian manufacturer of SAE Industrial Wool Felt that produces roll goods and custom cut parts to many industries in North America. We have state-of-the-art equipment to meet the requirements of our customers and pride ourselves on a knowledge of all types of felt. The Brand Felt Ltd. believes in fulfilling the customer’s needs through product satisfaction and great  service, ensuring long-lasting customer relationships and loyalty


One piece contoured design*

Unity™ Pad is unique – made from a single uninterrupted piece of 100% natural virgin wool, wet pressed felt. The one piece contour will naturally form fit to any horse (or mule) backline while riding. The seamless design provides a custom, comfortable fit that offers security to horse and rider.

Look for the BRAND FELT signature inner core line for authenticity. No other pad product can compete with a true Unity™ Pad brand.

Perfect custom contour fit for you AND your horse.

*PATENT PENDING  ™ Trademark of Brand Felt of Canada Ltd.

Custom Fit

Unity™Pad custom contour design was developed using prototype test pads to accommodate basic wither contours and backline shapes. Field-tested and perfected for any horse breed (including mules). After a short period of use, the pads will settle into a custom form fit and mold to the horse.

Pressure Point Reduction

The overall benefit of one solid piece, contoured, seamless design of Unity™Pad is an even weight distribution on the horses’ body with minimal rub spots or edges that can become pressure points over time. In comparison, connection seams on two-piece pads collect debris, dirt that create irritants, hard surfaces and pressure points for a horse. 

Eliminate Saddle Slippage

Unity™Pad design, with 100% virgin wool material, reduces and virtually eliminates movement under the saddle. Wool fiber is recognized for its wicking, tensile strength and compressibility. Wool felt is the finest material available for saddle pad comfort. Other saddle pad materials and shapes have demonstrated that when subjected to heat and sweat pressure and motion from the horse, the pads ‘move’ under the saddle. 

frequently asked question

What is the difference between wool and synthetic saddle pads?

Overall performance, comfort and durability.

Saddle pads have been around for a long time. Originally saddle pads were made out of wool, because there were no other options. In the last century, more and more saddle pads came on the market with the focus to make saddle pads less expensive. Synthetic fibers usually cost 5-10 times less than wool fibers and the manufacturing cost is less as the felt can be mass produced through a needle machine process. Initial savings with synthetic fibers comes at the cost of performance and comfort for your horse.

Wool vs. Synthetic Fibers

Here are some major differences:

  •  With its unique hollow structure, wool fiber can efficiently absorb and wick liquid

  •  Synthetic fiber is a man-made product that is solid with a crimp added in so the fiber will hold.  It will not hold together if kept smooth and will not absorb any liquid which means moisture is trapped in.

  • Wool fiber can be felted through a wet process which integrates the fibers both vertically and also horizontally and allows the fibers to stay the way they should.  This allows the wool to maintain its fiber memory, which is integral in providing long-term spring/cushion to the horse.

  • Synthetic fiber is smooth.  The only way to make felt with synthetic fiber is to 'needle' it together – this allows only vertical integration of the fibers (up and down) – which will collapse and offer no spring/cushion to the horse. 

  • Sheep wool has a surface with grip that naturally helps hold the pad in place and removes moisture from the horse while riding.  

  • Synthetic fiber is smooth.  It will start to slip, create friction and heat up because there is nowhere for the heat and moisture to dissipate to. The horse will sweat unnecessarily and in some cases, get sores at the friction points.

Have more questions or interest in pricing?   Please contact us to ask about the felt we make for Unity™ Pad