HELP! My saddle pad is rubbing my horse what do i do?

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HELP! My saddle pad is rubbing my horse what do i do?

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  • How to fix a rubbing saddle pad
  • Saddles that won't rub your horses back

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    03-06-2012, 08:05 PM
HELP! My saddle pad is rubbing my horse what do i do?

My saddle pad has rubbed my horse to the point where he has no hair on his back/hip area where the edge of the pad sits. I have tried using different pads and he's even had time off but nothing seems to be helping. Does anyone have any ideas of what I can do to fix it? Thanks!
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    03-06-2012, 08:40 PM
Is the pad too big?
Did the other pads rub as well?
    03-06-2012, 08:48 PM
Get a new pad, problem solved lol
    03-06-2012, 08:55 PM
Originally Posted by Casey02    
get a new pad, problem solved lol
OP said they've tried other pads already
    03-06-2012, 09:27 PM
I have tried several different pads and they all seem to rub.I have used neoprene type one, fleece ones, and nothing seems to help. I think the problem is that his back is so short :s
    03-06-2012, 09:31 PM
I'm guessing we're talking about a western pad? I'd say that you should find a smaller pad... Like a barrel pad? Worth a try!
    03-06-2012, 09:45 PM
Green Broke
I have that problem with my Mustang. His back is short and slightly dipped and every saddle/pad seems to rub him. When I finally got a saddle that fits him great the rubbing is very minimal and doesn't go down to the skin. But before that the hair would get pretty short. It was/is always more noticable in the winter when his hair is long. In the summer the sweat seems to lubricate his back and keeps the hair shaving effect to a minimum.

It's possible it is the flare of your saddle skirt more than the pad. I really don't have a solution other than finding the right saddle and pad combination. But I sympathize!
    03-06-2012, 09:51 PM
Maybe a saddle problem? Just keep trying different ones or I would suggest a barrel pad =]
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    03-07-2012, 08:48 AM
Sounds like a saddle problem, not a saddle pad problem.
    03-07-2012, 11:29 AM
Green Broke
We need pictures of the saddle with pad on and off your horse, and show the rubbing.

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