Changing name brands may not resolve the fit. Many saddle companies use Ralide trees. If you check the Ralide site, there are 3 basic trees, semi, qh and wide or full. The fit of a Ralide is a little different from a rawhide covered three. You might be able to remedy the dry spots by folding a small bath towel in half lengthwise and placing it on top of your pad to see if the slight additional thickness helps remedy the problem. Or add a second one. Just be sure the folded edges aren't under each other but an inch or so apart.