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saddle pads
#1
Hi all
Just wondering what everyone's preference is these days in regards to western saddle pads/blankets.

there is so much choice it is hard to know what to pick with searchign for something new. lol
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#2
I like the contoured pad that has the higher part for the withers.
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#3
I currently have Reinsman tacky too contoured pad that has been used successfully on a number of horses.
Cayuse
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#4
I love the Reinsman Tacky Too pads. My saddles have round skirts, so I use the barrel pads. I do have a problem with keeping them off the withers, and wish they'd make them contoured in that shape.

EZ2SPOT
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#5
I decided to go back to 100% wool felt with my new saddle instead of all these new-fangled, high-dollar jobs. From many of the things I've read, you just can't hardly beat good old-fashioned wool. It wicks well, is durable and reasonably priced. I went with a contoured pad from Diamond Wool.
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#6
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Originally posted by EZ2SPOT

I love the Reinsman Tacky Too pads. My saddles have round skirts, so I use the barrel pads. I do have a problem with keeping them off the withers, and wish they'd make them contoured in that shape.

EZ2SPOT


I have one that is contoured and is rounded. I think it's an endurance pad. I got it from Horse Saddle Shop. I love my Reinsman Tacky Too pad. At Equine Affaire in April I was watching a saddle fit seminar and that is what the presenter recommended for Dani's slipping saddle. I have since switched saddles but still use that pad.
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#7
I've had a number of really expensive saddle pads, such as the CSI pad ($300+), and the Equipedic (around $200). But my horses liked the Reinsman Tacky Too pads the best, so that is what I use now. Honestly, spending more money does not mean you are going to get a better pad.

EZ2SPOT
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#8
I agree that the real expensive pads may not be best. I have been riding with tacky pad lately and suspect the thin skinned horse I ride prefers his fleece lined one. I think I wil try him back in it again. I have looked at the expensive pads but can't afford them, particularly since I don't even own the horse I ride.
Cayuse
A lovely horse is always an experience...It is an emotional experience of the kind that is spoiled by words. Beryl Markham
Riding is a complicated joy. You learn something each time. It is never quite the same, and you never know it all. Monica Dickens
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#9
I use a tacky-type pad on Thunder. It's not an expensive one. It seems to do a decent job.
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