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post #11 of 21 Old 05-21-2009, 06:43 PM Thread Starter
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What cut and thickness did you go with?
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post #12 of 21 Old 05-21-2009, 07:21 PM
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What kind of riding will you be doing?

I like 1" or 7/8" for long trail rides and 3/4" for training (using a 5 Star). The 3/4" in the Thinline is fine due to the dampening effect of the top material.

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post #13 of 21 Old 05-21-2009, 07:56 PM Thread Starter
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I ordered a 3/4 for my training pad and a 7/8 for my show pad. :)
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post #14 of 21 Old 05-22-2009, 12:39 AM
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The 5-star is expensive, but I wouldn't call it overpriced.

I have had one for a few years. Still as good as the day I bought it. My wife has a similar pad (20x ?) and, while a nice pad, hasn't held its form as well. Nothing wrong with the other pad, but for the extra $30 or so I like the 5-star better.

I also have a thing about artificial materials - I don't like them on me and I don't like them on my horse. The 5-star pads are all felt, no rubber, no gel, no gimmicks.

One downside it that I found the back seam of the pad was rubbing both my horses when used on longer rides. The pad is joined by a sewn seam... when sitting on it the thread would rub on the horse's back. I called 5-star and they said this can happen on some horses. They offered to take back the pad and modify it at no cost to me.

I never got around to sending it in. Instead, I just ride with a saddle blanket under the pad. This solved the rubbing problem. It also keeps the pad clean (no more horse hair/sweat to clean off).

I am also a big fan of their mohair cinchas. Like the pads, these seem to last forever.
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post #15 of 21 Old 05-23-2009, 11:09 AM Thread Starter
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I'm buying some mohair cinchas too! It's good to hear that you like them.

I have heard that when these pads get dirty, you can pressure wash them to get them clean. That's what the 5 star rep that I'm dealing with recommends.
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post #16 of 21 Old 05-23-2009, 07:58 PM
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I went with the size 31X31, round skirt.

I got one 7/8" thick for the older horses and a 3/4" for my younger horse.

I know of a great, reputable person to get them from for probably less if you want her name. PM and I will give you her email details.

She was AWESOME to deal with.

Otherwise if you go to the Barrel Racing Forum and look up Rockyroad she is the seller. I can't sing her praises enough.
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post #17 of 21 Old 05-23-2009, 09:25 PM
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I did some research awhile back on felt. Even contacting felt manufacturers and getting the low down on different ways its made and what its made from. I was at the time thinking of making my own.
After all that knowledge I jammed into my already overfilled cranium, I concluded that 5 Star is THE BEST felt pads. Also, that you can't make them for what 5 Star sells them for


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post #18 of 21 Old 05-24-2009, 12:02 AM Thread Starter
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I went with the size 31X31, round skirt.

I got one 7/8" thick for the older horses and a 3/4" for my younger horse.

I know of a great, reputable person to get them from for probably less if you want her name. PM and I will give you her email details.

She was AWESOME to deal with.

Otherwise if you go to the Barrel Racing Forum and look up Rockyroad she is the seller. I can't sing her praises enough.
Deanna is who I've been dealing with and she is the best!
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post #19 of 21 Old 05-24-2009, 12:50 AM
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I personally just like these normal types of saddle pads(including this colour)
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3157/...905fb5f564.jpg

Those other ones seem to pricy and personally I think a saddle pad is a saddle pad

Horseriding- The art of keeping a horse between you and the ground.
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post #20 of 21 Old 05-24-2009, 07:27 AM
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Deanna is who I've been dealing with and she is the best!

That's her!
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