western blanket with english saddle - The Horse Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 7 Old 12-13-2012, 02:10 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Mayville Michigan
Posts: 208
• Horses: 10
western blanket with english saddle

i know some stuff about english riding and ive rode in it once before at my friends house but i just bought my first english saddle and ive rode in it a few times but i want to make sure that i can continue using my western saddle blanket, not pad, with my english saddle until i can get an english pad, ive read that the thicker the pad the worse it is for the horses back under an english saddle and my blanket is very thin, i used it twice under my english saddle and ive checked after the ride and made sure that my horses back wasnt sore and it wasnt. is it safe for me to keep using the western blanket under my english saddle for now until i get an english pad???
BreannaMarie is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 7 Old 12-13-2012, 02:14 PM
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: East Central Illinois
Posts: 7,109
• Horses: 3
You don't want a thick pad, but if it's thinner than 1/2" i'd use it. I even used a pony roper pad on my Arab, "Corporal." (1982-1009, RIP) bc the saddle fit better on him that way.

A Jack and Three Queens, the latest book by James C. Dedman, Amazon.com
Hope that you fall in love with "Trot", like I did! http://www.horseforum.com/general-of...queens-617793/
Corporal is offline  
post #3 of 7 Old 12-13-2012, 02:34 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Mayville Michigan
Posts: 208
• Horses: 10
ok i was just checking, i dont know much about english riding but i so know some, i just didnt want it to mess DayKotas back up, he isnt sore, and the pad it very thin, its like a western show blanket ill try to post a pic of one, i dont have any pics of mine as of im not on my computer at the time.
BreannaMarie is offline  
post #4 of 7 Old 12-13-2012, 02:35 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Mayville Michigan
Posts: 208
• Horses: 10
Patriotic American Flag Western Saddle Blanket - Horse.com

this is the link to the same one that i have
BreannaMarie is offline  
post #5 of 7 Old 12-17-2012, 02:23 PM
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 52
• Horses: 0
If the pad isn't too thick and the saddle fits well, I think it would be fine. Does your saddle fit properly? More importnantly, do you know how to fit an english saddle?
Milking Moo Moos is offline  
post #6 of 7 Old 12-17-2012, 02:33 PM
Super Moderator
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 41,032
• Horses: 2
it it's a "Navajo" type thickness (like less than 1/2 inch) it should be fine.

In fact, if the pad is thin, even folding it once should not be a problem. I kind of depends on how the English saddle fits. If it's a very close fit, then thick blankets worsen the fit. It it's on the wide side, then a thicker blanket is acceptable. Not that a really overly wide saddle is acceptable in the first place.
tinyliny is offline  
post #7 of 7 Old 12-17-2012, 03:39 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Mayville Michigan
Posts: 208
• Horses: 10
the saddle fits great and yes i do know one of my best friends will only ride english and ive learned from her
BreannaMarie is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Big D blanket & english saddle poppy1356 Tack and Equipment Classifieds 18 05-15-2012 02:02 PM
Your thoughts on just a saddle blanket? (western) Clair Horse Tack and Equipment 14 03-31-2011 05:15 PM
Wanted: Western Saddle Blanket Rugersremi Tack and Equipment Classifieds 4 09-30-2010 08:25 AM
Western Saddle Blanket Velvetgrace Tack and Equipment Classifieds 1 04-05-2010 04:25 PM
Using a Western saddle blanket under an English saddle...?? ShannonSevenfold Horse Tack and Equipment 4 09-13-2009 05:25 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome