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    04-27-2009, 10:33 AM
baby pads

I bought a really nice saddle pad from dover and I would like to keep the bottom nice so could I use a baby pad underneth to keep it nice? Or should I just not worrie about it. It has like a fleece kind of lining. Becasue I thought that baby pads were thin. Thanks!
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    04-27-2009, 11:01 AM
I use baby pads all the time, they are so much easier to wash and keep my pads clean. They are really thin. I love the baby pads.
    04-27-2009, 01:06 PM
Okay thanks!
    04-27-2009, 03:27 PM
I love baby pads. They really help keep expensive/nice saddle pads clean and help them last longer in the long run.
    04-27-2009, 09:22 PM
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*
    04-27-2009, 09:34 PM
I love baby pads! Especially the beval ones!
    04-27-2009, 10:49 PM
Green Broke
I agree with MIEventer. You can't secure a baby pad to your saddle just like you do your regualr saddle pad.
    04-27-2009, 10:55 PM
I have never had a problem with the babypad moving or shifting under my pad, or wrinkling up so maybe it is a case by case basis? Mine is always still lined up with my saddle pad when I get off.
    04-27-2009, 10:59 PM
Originally Posted by rider4life422    
I have never had a problem with the babypad moving or shifting under my pad, or wrinkling up so maybe it is a case by case basis? Mine is always still lined up with my saddle pad when I get off.
Yes I think so too.
    04-28-2009, 07:19 AM
I've never had any problem with my baby pad shifting either but I use it with a half pad which is probably why. I've never used one alone but that's a good idea for these weird 80 degree days we've been having.

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