Another pad issue...ugh
Ok...So I recently switched from my regular felt pad(s) to a 100% WOOL felt pad because my others were 32's and too long for my horses back. I ended up getting a rounded barrel pad that is a 28. I subbed on another thread about hair rubbing off as this pad is also rubbing my boy's hair off at the back where it ends, right before hips, on both sides. He has never had this problem before. I thought ok maybe it is due to the rounded pad as my previous ones were both longer and square. That is one issue. However, also since switching pads I have noticed two other things and am wondering if anyone else has had these issues with wool? Under the pad, after riding, the hair is very messed up. Kind of hard to explain but it is going the wrong direction in some places and not laying smooth like normal. I have ridden in my other pads for 2 years and never experienced this issue, winter or summer. The second issue is STATIC! I mean alot of static..constantly. Since I have been using this pad I am constantly getting little shocks when grooming JUST the area that the pad sits and just even touching that area with my bare hand will cause a shock. Any other areas on my horse have the normal smooth hair and no static??? And the hairs just kind of stand up and look messed up if that makes sense? I am in the process of buying a new pad that is 30 square to stop that rubbing as I know it will not hit those areas if square and I am leaning to the Best Ever Pads in felt although they also make them in wool but I am starting to think the wool just doesnt work for me :( Any ideas or comments?