5 star saddle pads - The Horse Forum

 1Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 17 Old 06-20-2013, 11:56 PM Thread Starter
Weanling
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 334
• Horses: 0
5 star saddle pads

Hey guys,

I'm wondering if anyone here has a 3/4'' and a 7/8'' 5 star pad that could show me a picture of the thickness to compare them both. I've never seen or felt one before and I want to get one because I hear extremely positive comments about then but i'm debating between the 3/4 and the 7/8 but without seeing them it's hard to choose!

Just want to see pics of the thickness to compare before ordering online ;)

Thanks in advance!!
joseeandjade11 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 17 Old 06-21-2013, 07:50 AM
Green Broke
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Vidor, Texas
Posts: 2,805
• Horses: 3
I only have the 7/8 pad, but they are the Cadillacs of saddle pads.
gigem88 is offline  
post #3 of 17 Old 06-21-2013, 03:22 PM
Foal
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 109
• Horses: 8
My mom has a tack shop and they have 5 Star Pads.... Just like gigem88 said, they are VERY high quality pads.

~*~lkjhorse927~*~
lkjhorse927 is offline  
post #4 of 17 Old 06-21-2013, 04:23 PM
Trained
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: left of center
Posts: 7,083
• Horses: 2
I only have a 3/4". Not that big a difference either way, IMO. Are you going to use a pad over it? That was why I went with the 3/4". I use a "pretty " pad over it and they are about 1/4" thick.

Signature undergoing edits. Please standby.......
franknbeans is offline  
post #5 of 17 Old 06-21-2013, 06:08 PM Thread Starter
Weanling
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 334
• Horses: 0
I do have a beautiful teal Showman blanket that I would like to put on top from time to time. I will probably use it more alone then with the blanket. Franknbeans, is it possible to have a picture taken to see the thickness of the pad please if you can or don't mind? ;)
joseeandjade11 is offline  
post #6 of 17 Old 06-21-2013, 06:09 PM
Trained
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: North Dakota
Posts: 5,444
• Horses: 3
I've got a 1/2" and I LOVE it.

∞•*˚ Βгįťţαňγ ˚*•∞
It is not enough to know how to ride; one must know how to fall.
beau159 is offline  
post #7 of 17 Old 06-21-2013, 07:35 PM
Trained
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: left of center
Posts: 7,083
• Horses: 2
I will try, but it is 3/4" thick. Same as on a ruler, but I will try tomorrow. I debated thicknesses too, but was told (by 2 really good sources)that over 3/4 was probably too thick to use with a blanket and I use them about 90% of the time. I also have butterfly shape-not sure if that makes a difference, but I love it, since I have a reiningsaddle and the pad matches the shape.

Signature undergoing edits. Please standby.......

Last edited by franknbeans; 06-21-2013 at 07:37 PM.
franknbeans is offline  
post #8 of 17 Old 06-22-2013, 12:12 PM
Trained
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Arizona
Posts: 5,207
• Horses: 2
Quote:
Originally Posted by franknbeans View Post
I debated thicknesses too, but was told (by 2 really good sources)that over 3/4 was probably too thick to use with a blanket and I use them about 90% of the time.
I think it depends on how wide your saddle is compared to your horse. I have one which I believe is 3/4" that I use with a single layer Mayatex blanket all the time. But now that you mention it, I have never actually measured it, so maybe I should to that. (I got it second hand from a friend). My friend is using 1" right now alone, and I DO think that 1" is too thick to use with a blanket.

I am 90% sure I am using a 3/4" right now with a blanket. The blankets come in different thicknesses too. Take a single layer Mayatex blanket for example. They come in 4 and 5 lb varieties. The 5 lbs are thicker than the 4 lb blankets. And then I have seen some really, really, thin navajo blankets as well. So thin they don't offer much padding value. So you can take that into consideration too.

The way I look at it, most western saddle pads are at least an inch thick anyway. So if I am using a 3/4" pad with a 1/2" thick blanket (and I doubt any of them are as thick as 1/2 inch), then I have a 1 1/4" thick padding system all together. My saddles tend to have generous shoulder room though. If your saddle barely has room for your horse's shoulders then probably want to go thinner.

Last edited by trailhorserider; 06-22-2013 at 12:15 PM.
trailhorserider is offline  
post #9 of 17 Old 06-22-2013, 04:49 PM Thread Starter
Weanling
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 334
• Horses: 0
Yes I have taken into consideration the blanket thickness which is why I do not want a 1'' thick but will go with a 3/4 or 7/8. It's just really hard to choose when you haven't seen them at all... my blanket is probably half an inch in thickness, not 100% sure! Im just worried if I order the 3/4 and then be disappointed that I should have taken the 7/8 instead
My saddle is a lil bit too wide but planning on getting a new one at the end of the summer I just really really need a pad now
joseeandjade11 is offline  
post #10 of 17 Old 06-22-2013, 04:50 PM Thread Starter
Weanling
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 334
• Horses: 0
My mare has flat shoulders and is really hard to fit so buying a new saddle is quite the frustration
joseeandjade11 is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

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

Password:


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

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









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
Cleaning 5 Star saddle pad? HighonEquine Horse Tack and Equipment 0 09-24-2012 03:46 PM
5 Star Pads - Any 3/4 under $200.00 CAN? Paint Mom Horse Tack and Equipment 1 02-17-2011 06:54 PM
5 Star Pads Colorado Dobes Horse Tack and Equipment 20 05-24-2009 07:43 AM
Market western star saddle shop Dumas'_Grrrl Horse Tack and Equipment 0 05-28-2008 02:36 PM
5 Star Saddle Pads mlkarel2010 Horse Tack and Equipment 1 04-20-2008 06:50 AM

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