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post #1 of 9 Old 06-14-2009, 11:56 PM Thread Starter
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Does anyone use a Beval therapeutic pad? I am thinking about getting one for Dean's sensitive back, but they kind of seem so stiff?
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post #2 of 9 Old 06-15-2009, 03:25 PM
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I think a couple of people at my barn use them and really like them. I don't know if they use it because they had horses with sensitive backs or if they are Beval snobs, to be honest. But they seem to be really nice. You might also want to look into the Thinline products as well. They can be pricey though.

Just an FYI, there is some of the Beval pads on eBay right now. You might be able to get a good deal.
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post #3 of 9 Old 06-15-2009, 03:57 PM
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I have used the Beval therapeutic wither pads a lot. They work very well it helps to relieve the withers. You just want to make sure that your saddle is not too tight in the withers with this pad if the saddle fits poorly the pad will help a little but wont solve the problem. Adding more padding to a saddle that is too narrow will make it pinch more. .. if the saddle is a little too wide and sitting low on the withers then this pad will help. Thoroughbreds with high withers are tricky to fit but I would recomend this pad for high withered horses!
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Taylor thanks, my TB has knife withers. My saddle is a little wide for him right now in the withers and it sits too low.

Irish, thanks!!! I got one today off of ebay. Good call, I wasn't looking forward to the $150 price tag in the store. :)
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If your saddle fits, then it may be too thick and change the fit. If your saddle fits well, I'd recommend a ThinLine Half pad or Contour pad, or a 1/2" Skito Equalizer Interpad. Both Skito and ThinLine are very shock absorbing and cushy for the horse, and should not change the saddle fit.

I have friends with the new ThinLine Trifecta pad and they really like it as well, though it's a bit pricier .
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post #6 of 9 Old 06-15-2009, 04:48 PM
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I rode a very high and thin withered TB for a bit and had to use one on him. It helped significantly and was much better then both fleeceworks and mattes pads. Obviously getting a saddle that fits properly is much better then using a bunch of additional pads but works well for certain horses as a temporary fix. Do you know why his back's sore?

Luvs2ride- i've been hearing more and more about these thinline pads and I'm curious about them! They claim that not only do horses love it they will even make you a more quiet and still rider?! I have my doubts about that but I am curious about it's cushioning abilities. Does it really work as well as it claims? (comforts to the horse, not ability to make me even quieter)
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Luvs2ride- i've been hearing more and more about these thinline pads and I'm curious about them! They claim that not only do horses love it they will even make you a more quiet and still rider?! I have my doubts about that but I am curious about it's cushioning abilities. Does it really work as well as it claims? (comforts to the horse, not ability to make me even quieter)
I really like my ThinLine pads. I use them under various saddles for specific purposes. I use one with my treeless saddle and special treeless pad to help reduce slipping and further distribute weight. My daughter uses one to help her sit the trot better (it DOES help, a little ). My husband's horse has a very sensitive back, and I will use it paired with a Skito pad to make his back as comfy as possible. Both of our horses really seem to like the pads. They both are a bit more willing and forward under saddle.

They do have a 30-day guarantee, so if you don't like it, you can send it back for a refund. After my first one though, I ended up buying two more, lol. I also have their leather halters. VERY NICE!
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Taylor thanks, my TB has knife withers. My saddle is a little wide for him right now in the withers and it sits too low.

Irish, thanks!!! I got one today off of ebay. Good call, I wasn't looking forward to the $150 price tag in the store. :)
Awesome! I'm glad I could help. It's always nice to save a little money. :)

I don't have a Thinline pad yet, because I can't afford one, but I have heard raving reviews from the ladies at the barn that have them.
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post #9 of 9 Old 06-16-2009, 12:04 AM Thread Starter
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He is recovering from a nasty spill on the track, so the chiropractor has just about worked the soreness out (he almost looked like he had scoliosis) and straightened him out. When I got him you could barely touch his back and he would buckle his knees, now he is only sore after a long workout (even not saddled) and the chiro thinks he will always have an overly sensitive back and recommended a good therapeutic pad to help it. Luvstoride, I am taking a look at thinline now thanks for the idea!:)
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