Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Eventing Country
• Horses: 0
I personally, dislike baby pads.
I used to use them - well, tried them out - when I was at the Hunt Club because the BM wanted us to use them due to her washing our pads for us in the laundry room.
I remember during this time, Nelson was getting these bumps on his back and I thought at the time they were bug bites or something. Until this Professional Saddle Maker/Fitter came to the barn to assess his back and saddle for me due to he being A Symetrical Shaped and a hard fit.
He told me that Baby Pads cause more issues than good because they wrinkle up undernieth the regular pad and "can" cause the bumps that were on Nelson's back.
So I tossed them and started to wash my own pads.
I also found, that the baby pads would slide and move/shift while in use, under my regular pad. I would start out my lessons with the baby pad directly under/hidden by my regular pad - and by the end of my lesson, the baby pad was hanging out the back end.
Not drastically -but you could see that it really did move and shift. Which is not what I wanted.
I DO however, like the use of Baby Pads alone, during hot summer day's. Or when I see a baby pad and 1/2 pad being used *when the 1/2 pad is truely needed for the purpose it was meant to do*