View Full Version : Have Beval pads changed in quality? Or did I buy the Princeton instead of the Orig.?

May. 21, 2010, 01:48 AM
I love my old Beval pad; it is natural sheepskin and very hardy. However, it was time for a new one, so I went to the tack store.

They only had one kind, so I bought it. The felt appears to be the same color but the sheepskin part is white and rather slick; it doesn't feel like the natural sheepskin in the old pad. It is also smaller than the old pad. The new one is not as sturdy as the old one, and I really don't care for it.

I just looked on Beval's website...is it possible that I bought the cheaper Princeton (http://www.beval.com/Products/Princeton-Therapeutic-Pad/2068000.aspx)instead of the original Beval therapeutic (http://www.beval.com/Products/Beval-Therapeutic-Pad/2069005.aspx)? How would I know the difference? Or has the quality gone down?

Has anyone had/seen both pads that can help?


May. 21, 2010, 10:25 AM
I've only had the Princeton and I ended up never actually using it, but the Princeton was more of a reddish color. I've seen both in the Gladstone store, and there is definitely a difference in color between the two, so if yours is grey, its probably the higher quality theraputic pad (not the Priceton). Maybe it just needs to be broken in a bit?

May. 21, 2010, 01:39 PM
If the felt is the same color it is the original. But the smaller size is probably a pony one. Beval makes both a pony and horse sized pad