bareback pad help?
 
 

       The Horse Forum > Horse Tack > Horse Tack and Equipment

bareback pad help?

This is a discussion on bareback pad help? within the Horse Tack and Equipment forums, part of the Horse Tack category
  • Cinching a bareback pad
  • Mustang Her Colon Bareback Pad

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
    02-12-2011, 02:18 PM
  #1
Green Broke
bareback pad help?

Hey guys!
I'm looking for a bareback pad and I'm wondering about a few things- for one, do you guys like stirrups or no stirrups? Two, for Cheyenne do you think I should get a built-in withers thing on it? Here's an older picture of Cheyenne this was last year but I'll get a more recent picture up soon:
And here's what I mean by withered pad: Mustang Microsuede Bareback Pad - Horse.com
And here's a not withered pad: Bareback Pad - Horse.com
I'll be asking her owner about this too, but I was just looking for more oppinions, thanks!
     
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
    02-12-2011, 02:29 PM
  #2
Showing
Stirrups are very unsafe on bareback pads. My pad has stirrups, bit that's because it was free . They come off, however, so I usually leave them off.
     
    02-12-2011, 08:37 PM
  #3
Green Broke
Oh okay thanks! What about the withers?
     
    02-12-2011, 08:41 PM
  #4
Showing
Not sure about that. My horses all have high withers, and my bareback pad slips down their back, so it doesn't fit them very well.
     
    02-12-2011, 08:42 PM
  #5
Green Broke
Do you think Cheyenne has high withers? Compared to some horses I'd say she does, but I'm not an expert
     
    02-12-2011, 09:15 PM
  #6
Showing
She does have higher withers than some. The only thing about the bareback pad is that you won't really be cinching it down tight enough to make her uncomfortable without the contour (higher wither area). The biggest problem that you might have with the straight pad is that it may sort of bunch up under you where it bends to follow her withers.

So short answer is: She wouldn't necessarily need a countoured pad, though you might prefer it .

Oh, and E is right, stirrups on something without a tree to stabilize it is a huge no no. They would give you a false sense of security.
     

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.
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:

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

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Truly bareback? Harlee rides horses Horse Riding 52 06-10-2012 11:33 PM
Bareback anyone?? trIplEcrOwngIrl Horse Riding 20 10-20-2010 12:31 AM
Bareback?? horseluver50 Horse Riding 13 09-05-2009 01:00 PM
Bareback: to pad or not to pad snoggle Horse Tack and Equipment 30 09-02-2009 04:24 PM
Bareback.... Wallaby English Riding 12 05-31-2009 12:27 PM



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:53 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0