Rodeo Testimonials

Scott Snedecor

“In order to secure success in the arena I have to provide premier care to my equestrian athletes. Just as I require my equipment to be of the highest of standards, so do my horses. Out of the thousands of miles I have traveled, and the hundreds of saddle pads I have used, the comfort, durability, and affordability of these American-made CSI Saddle Pads is unparalleled and unsurpassed. No matter what the task at hand may be, I can be sure to count on my CSI Saddle Pad to help my horses and I get the job done!” – Scott Snedecor

“My horses are an essential element to my success in the career that I pursue. They give me 110% everyday, and in return my goal is to make them as comfortable as they can, so they can perform to the best of their ability. Using CSI saddle pads has eliminated back soreness all together! Thank You CSI for making my horses part of your team.” – Tyler Wade

“Whether I’m riding young horses or experienced horses, roping horses or barrel horses, I want to give them the best protection and equipment. That’s why I only ride with a CSI Saddle Pad.” – 
Shane Proctor

“They are the best pads going. They fit all of my horses, round back or not, and CSI has great people to work with.” – Russell Cardoza



“I love CSI Pads because they fit great. Your saddle doesn’t move, and your horses never get sore. I use some of my pads on six or seven horses a day, and it seems like they last forever.” – Quinn Kessler

“The contour design and fleece under the pad ensure the best protection and comfort for my horses. Built to last.” – Jeremy Butler

I choose CSI Saddle Pads cause I wanna get the best pad for my horses and through trial and error I believe they are the best pad.” – Dustin Bird



“I like that CSI is so accommodating to whatever your horse needs! Whether your horse has a round back or tall withers they can fix you up!” – Riley Minor



“I’ve been using CSI saddle pads since 2009. They are so durable and keep all my saddles from moving. They keep my horses backs from getting sore and I truly believe they are the best pad on the market.” – Carley Richardson

Coleman Proctor

Coleman Proctor, PRCA Roper and BFI Record Setter

“I’ve been with CSI for ten years because they are quite simply the best pad on the market. Combine that quality with American hands putting together American made products right there in the great state of Missouri, makes me extremely proud to be a part of such an elite team.” – Coleman Proctor

– Coleman Proctor, PRCA Roper and BFI Record Setter

“I use CSI Pads on my horse Shotgun—together we qualified for the 2010 NFR.” – Sydni Blanchard, 2010 NFR Qualifier

“Thank you CSI for keeping Firebug running fast at the 2010 NFR in Las Vegas.” – Jeanne Anderson, 2010 NFR Qualifier

“I met Donna at the PA Horse Expo at Harrisburg, PA, this winter. After taking part in the demonstration on CSI Pads, I Michelle Dibertcouldn’t keep from talking about them. I was totally sold on them. My husband got so sick of hearing me talking about it on the way home from the Expo he told me he would buy me one. I ride Barrel horses and my one horse tends to get a sore back, can be a handful in the alley, and hates pain. I had a pad that I just wasn’t satisfied with, and I felt he didn’t like it. It was thick and stiff but was supposed to be one of the top ones on the market. I just couldn’t wait to try my CSI. I spoke to Jennifer before ordering, and she said that she ran Barrel horses and couldn’t believe the change in them from using the CSI Pad. She told me that she felt I would see a difference. A difference I sure did see! My horse has been walking into the alley, seems to be comfortable, his back doesn’t seem sore, and he is running a half second faster then he was. I can say that I’m totally sold and won’t be using any other pads but CSI. I’m also proud to say that I have become a dealer on the East Coast and will be happy to let you try my pad out if you see me at a show. You’ll not regret it! Thanks CSI for making my horse happy!” – Michele Dibert, PA IBRA State Director

Randa Nugent“After borrowing a CSI Pad from a friend to try on my hard-to-fit horse, I was sold on the product. It saved me from having to replace my saddle! I was sold on the product and decided to become a dealer for CSI pads.” – Randa Nugent, Alberta, Canada

“Thank you CSI Saddle Pads! You have saved me thousands on vet bills, injections, chiropractic expenses, and losing time riding my horses due to soreness. I was running barrels off my husband’s heading horse, and he would stay sore constantly. We spent money on him monthly with a chiropractor, and I, myself an equine massage therapist, worked on him weekly. We had a saddle fitted for him, and still he would be good for a while, then sore again within a month, and we would start the process over. I met Donna Saddoris in September 2006, we were both involved with producing a local youth rodeo. Our friendship developed, and I became educated on CSI Saddle Pads. I began using one, and instantly my gelding became better. When he was sore, he would not work on his hind quarters, and he would not set a steer, but with his CSI Saddle Pad, he began working like he never had before and my maintenance expenses on him ended. I did go on to win Reserve All Around Cowgirl on him. I also became a dealer for CSI Saddle Pads. I have never been a dealer for any product. I could never sell a product to make extra money, and I’m not a salesperson. I LOVE CSI Saddle Pads, so it is easy to show them to people. They sell themselves because they are a great product. I do believe in them, and no other product horse-related or not gives you a 30 trial period. The reason why CSI does that is because they have nothing to hide, they know their product will be exactly as advertised, and your horse will love it. In the photo is a picture of my daughter McKenzie and her 18-year-old barrel horse Wonder Wings, an own son of Freedom Flyer. Wings is long in the body, high withered, long muscled, and hard to keep weight on. CSI Saddle Pads have kept him happy, healthy, and winning since we got him in 2008. We LOVE Wings, and Wings loves his CSI Saddle Pad. Thank you, Donna Saddoris and CSI Saddle Pads for taking care of my horses!” – Michelle Wansing, Garden City, MO

Don Silver“I first bought my CSI Pad 7 years ago. In the last 7 years, my rope horses have had no sore backs. I have only replaced the insert but still have the same pads. You think the initial cost is high until you ask yourself, how many pads have I bought in the last seven years … none. It is well worth the investment. Thanks for a good pad!” – Don Silver, MGR Equine Science Co.

“I used to have problems with my horse’s back getting sore. Until I switched to the CSI Pad, and I have had no more problems with soreness. I first discovered the CSI Pad at the National High School Rodeo Finals in 2007. Now that is the only pad that I ride on my horses. Whether you choose the neoprene or wool insert, you cannot go wrong. I would recommended this pad to anyone.” – Jess Rogers, New Mexico

“Just a note to say that I just bought my second CSI Pad. I barrel race several different horses and was using the one pad on every horse, so I was doing a lot of saddling and unsaddling just to use the CSI. My older horse has the drop off behind his shoulders, and I tried every saddle I could find and would end up selling or returning them. Finally the CSI Pad (with shims) resolved the problem. I am certain he is comfortable with this pad, and I did not have to invest in a special saddle. His back is not sore, and his shoulder freedom is remarkable. Only pad I use for him and my others now that I have a second one. The fit is great for all of them.” – Tammy Daniels, WPRA, IPRA and SRA Member

“The kids in the photo placed in the top 4 in their event and ride CSI Saddle Pads. CSI Saddle Pads carried these kids to earn 3 All Around Saddles and 2 Reserve All Around Titles. Champion Tye Down Calf Roping, Champion Girls Goat Tying, Champion Header and Heeler, Champion Jr Girls Barrels, Champion Sr Girls Poles. MO-Kan had 85 members, of the 85 members 22 members ride CSI Saddle Pads.

Missouri Kansas Youth RodeoIn the picture, CSI has the following winners (L to R):
Jaime Parris – 3rd Sr Barrels, 3rd Sr Poles
Maggie Porter – 4th Jr Girls Breakaway
Colt Humbard – Sr Boy All Around, Champion Sr Boys Tye Down Calf Roping, 3rd Team Roping Header, 3rd Team Roping Heeler
Cheyanne Wheeler – Jr Girls All Around Champion, Champion Jr Girls Goat Tying, 3rd Jr Girls Breakaway
Drew Porter – Champion Team Roping Heeler, 4th Jr Boys Breakaway
Mikayla Bartley – MKYRA 2010 Queen, participates in Sr Barrels, Sr Poles
McKenzie Wansing – Reserve Jr Girls All Around, Reserve Jr Girls Goat Tying, 3rd Jr Girls Barrels, 3rd Jr Girls Breakaway
Luke Porter – Reserve Sr Boys All Around, Champion Team Roping Header, 4th Sr Boys Tye Down Calf Roping
Audra Searcy – Participates in Sr Girls Barrels, Poles
Danielle Lichte – Champion Jr Girls Barrels, Reserve Jr Girls Poles
Shelby Liles – Champion Sr Girls Poles
Cody Wheeler – Champion Jr Boys All Around, Reserve Champion Jr Boys Breakaway, Reserve Champion Jr Boys Goat Tying
Amber Evans – 4th Sr Girls Poles
Hannah Wheeler – Participates in Jr Girls Barrels, Poles, Goat Tying