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        02-05-2013, 09:58 AM
      #21
    Yearling
    If you brush it, it will become fluffy where sweat and hair have matted it down.
         
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        02-05-2013, 06:57 PM
      #22
    Foal
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    Originally Posted by LeynaProof    
    Cool! You can dye it? Good to know since my tack is lime green.
    Yep, and you can dye wool with koolaid so lime is pretty easy!
         
        02-06-2013, 10:43 PM
      #23
    Weanling
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    Originally Posted by nicolerm    
    Yep, and you can dye wool with koolaid so lime is pretty easy!
    What?! Seriously? I imagine it washes out with the koolaid? Do you ever have problems with accidentally rubbing off on your horse?
         
        02-07-2013, 08:09 AM
      #24
    Trained
    That would look nice on a white horse......
         
        02-07-2013, 11:44 AM
      #25
    Foal
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by existentialpony    
    What?! Seriously? I imagine it washes out with the koolaid? Do you ever have problems with accidentally rubbing off on your horse?
    Yep, seriously. I'd probably get some real dye though, most craft stores have them. I used professional dyes on mine because the koolaid isn't quite as light and wash-fast as the real dyes. If set properly though, the koolaid won't run or rub off, it just fades faster. Google dyeing wool and you'll get lots of info and tutorials for dyeing spinning fiber or yarn - it's the same process, just bigger.
         
        02-11-2013, 07:49 PM
      #26
    Green Broke
    Hey, guys! What kind of woolback would you suggest for a saddle like the Abetta endurance? I've been looking and there are a ton of shapes. Which would work and look the best?
         
        02-11-2013, 10:03 PM
      #27
    Weanling
    I bought this one for my abetta endurance arabian: https://www.thedistancedepot.com/Pro...Code=FTH-TWBEP

    I know for the arabian version, it's a 26" skirt (22" tree), and the pad is 28".

    It arrives tomorrow-- by the listed dimensions, no reason why it shouldn't work!
         
        05-30-2014, 05:27 PM
      #28
    Foal
    Can someone please tell me why top quality wool felt pads aren't seen in endurance very much? The woolback seems ok, but not very substantial, seems like it wouldn't give much pressure relief. And I tried an equipedic that did roll and slip, it did work once I got up on the saddle tho., and worked well, but the rolling was too bothersome. So at this point, I see woolback, skito and 5star wool. The 5stars have worked well for me, but I don't see them in this disipline much.
         
        05-30-2014, 07:40 PM
      #29
    Foal
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by copper    
    can someone please tell me why top quality wool felt pads aren't seen in endurance very much? The woolback seems ok, but not very substantial, seems like it wouldn't give much pressure relief. And I tried an equipedic that did roll and slip, it did work once I got up on the saddle tho., and worked well, but the rolling was too bothersome. So at this point, I see woolback, skito and 5star wool. The 5stars have worked well for me, but I don't see them in this disipline much.
    I'm also curious about the same thing. I have a Reinsman pad with the Tacky Too material on the bottom (I used it once and didn't care for it - made my horse too sweaty) and a Classic Equine BioFit pad (the all wool one). I love my BioFit pad - it's great for my horse since we're still working on building up his topline and shoulder muscles. I'm interested in getting in to endurance, but I wonder if I have the "right" tack for it or if I'll need to upgrade down the line...
         
        05-30-2014, 08:31 PM
      #30
    Weanling
    Tell me about it... I bought a 100% wool pad with leather wears for my western saddle, $70. The only English saddle pad I could find that was comparable was over $200! Less material, and no leather. I'm thinking about cutting down my current pad to fit my English saddle but want to make sure I really like riding in it before I mutilate my pad.
         

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