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5 Star Team: Ben Masters

Ben Masters

Masters, 27, is a native Texan with a degree in wildlife Biology from Texas A&M University.  He's guided pack trips across Colorado, Wyoming, and Montana and has spent three seasons working for an outfitter in the Teton Wilderness at the most backcountry camp in the lower 48.  In 2010, he completed a 2,000 mile ride along the Continental Divide Trail and in 2013 he was part of the 3,000 mile "Unbranded" ride and documentary.  A published author, he also writes the backcountry column for Western Horseman Magazine and creates short stories for National Geographic Adventure.  He splits his time between Montana, Texas, and the mountains in between. @bencmasters

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Brandy Higdon

Tennessee

I love the 5 star pad because my horse is much more comfortable and he doesn't sweat as bad under the pad. It makes my saddle stay in position with no slipping and also I don't have to tighten my cinch as tight because it keeps the pressure more even.

Cathy Coleman

United States

Thanks to your saddle pad, Shoii's back stays cool and protected while we are out on our little "jaunts!" Being able to continue to explore the world means the world to my horse... and being able to provide him the padding he needs with your products, means the world to ME! Thanks so muc

Tiffany Cox

When I was able to purchase a new saddle I bought another Five Star pad because I was so impressed with them. They are beautifully made and very durable. I absolutely love these pads!!!

Larry A Garner

Oak Point, TX

I bought my first 5 Star pad over 15 years ago. I have had several over the years. When I started looking to replace it and become a dealer I inquired to everyone I could about what was the finest saddle pad made. I always heard about this little outfit in Arkansas called 5 Star.

Brandy Higdon

Tennessee

The 5 star pad conforms great to my horses back and gives much needed relief on his withers. I love how soft but very durable they are and they are so easy to clean. I had tried other types of felt pads but he was very unhappy and as soon as I put this one on he's very comfortable and relaxed.

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