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    03-29-2012, 02:12 AM
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Help me pick a new saddle pad!

So believe it or not, I've never owned a saddle pad that I have actually used. I (for some reason) have always borrowed one... I think it's time I buy my own saddle pad..

I have limited my interests to 5..a couple different styles and a few different patterns. Let me know which one you would choose :)

Zebra Saddle Pad #1:
http://www.chicksaddlery.com/page/CDS/PROD/ZPP309

Zebra Saddle Pad #2:
http://www.chicksaddlery.com/page/CDS/PROD/SP8039

Saddle Pad #3:
http://www.chicksaddlery.com/page/CDS/PROD/1030/GP2593

Saddle Pad #4:
http://www.chicksaddlery.com/page/CDS/PROD/1030/GMN599

Saddle Pad #5:
http://www.chicksaddlery.com/page/CDS/PROD/1030/FBP623
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    03-29-2012, 02:28 AM
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Green Broke
A majority of those are crap.. Not trying to put down your choices but I'd rather save more money and buy something that was good for my horse instead of just being cute and a fun pattern.. IMO, in the horse world, you get what you pay for when it comes to tack and equipment.. If you really want a good pad I would look into the Classic Equine ESP pads, Classic Equine BioFit, Impact Gel, Five Star, Best Ever Pads... They can be pricey but that ARE worth it and in the long run are better for your horse..I'd rather spend more money on a nice pad than a vet or chiro bill..
     
    03-29-2012, 02:29 AM
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Originally Posted by DrumRunner    
A majority of those are crap.. Not trying to put down your choices but I'd rather save more money and buy something that was good for my horse instead of just being cute and a fun pattern.. IMO, in the horse world, you get what you pay for when it comes to tack and equipment.. If you really want a good pad I would look into the Classic Equine ESP pads, Classic Equine BioFit, Impact Gel, Five Star, Best Ever Pads... They can be pricey but that ARE worth it and in the long run are better for your horse..I'd rather spend more money on a nice pad than a vet or chiro bill..
For a temporary pad just for right now until I can find the money to get a really good one...which would you choose?
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    03-29-2012, 02:30 AM
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Trained
I vote for pad #3 Rode in one for quite awhile at the trainers (I don't use my own pads on training horses) and loved it.
     
    03-29-2012, 02:31 AM
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Trained
Once you have money for a good one, I would go with an Impact Gel pad, a CSI Pad, Tacky Too, Won pads, one of the Charmayne James pads...
     
    03-29-2012, 02:32 AM
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Originally Posted by SorrelHorse    
I vote for pad #3 Rode in one for quite awhile at the trainers (I don't use my own pads on training horses) and loved it.
Thank you :) that's actually the exact one I'm using right now..but I need to buy my OWN :)
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    03-29-2012, 02:32 AM
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Green Broke
I'd keep looking for a 3/4" or 1" think neoprene pad.. Justin and Clessic Equine both have a nice cheaper pad that is felt on the top and neoprene on the bottom.. They are cute patterned, just black, but they are what the better choice would be.

#3 isn't all that bad, I would just want to feel it first and see the quality.
     
    03-29-2012, 02:35 AM
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I think I may go with the first one for now because it's so close to the one I'm using now (and love so much) ...but maybe I will find something better..
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    03-29-2012, 03:16 AM
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Originally Posted by WesternBella    
I think I may go with the first one for now because it's so close to the one I'm using now (and love so much) ...but maybe I will find something better..
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I use classic equine, todd slone and 5 star pads and love them. However, a friend bought the first zebra pad you have linked and I was surprised how nice it felt. It was a thick pad but was also pretty soft underneath for felt and looked like it was put together pretty well. She had only used it once but seemed to like it and said it didn't leave any dry spots. If you need one quick I would say go for it. Like the first poster said though, you get what you pay for... Im just wondering how long it will last.
     
    03-29-2012, 10:33 AM
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Performer's 1st Choice Contour Western Pad - Black - 32" X 32" Technically Advanced Saddle Pads Western HorseLoverZ.com

I have this ^^ pad and I am loving it....very nice quality for the price and very easy to clean, nice thickness and very light weight....I have had mine for about a year + now and it is still in good shape.
It is the same brand and almost the same pad as option #3.

Zebra SensorFlex Wool PadWool Pad

If you are looking for a zebra pad I would go with this ^^ one.
I am not a huge fan of zebra....I think it is VERY over used but this would be the pad I would get if I liked zebra.

And p.s. Two of my friends have pad #1 and they are crappy! They are very thin and the neoprene material is not on the underside touching the horse its some funky felt fabric material.
     

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