Since I got my QH I have always ridden him western, but I recently decided I want to ride him English part time. I bought a used saddle, an English bridle, girth, saddle pad, and a half pad etc. Now I am unsure if the half pad is even worth using. Initially I bought it thinking it would give him more cushioning, but I have heard they can make you saddle tight fitting, and ultimetly will hurt the horse. So what is your opinion on using half pads?