Bareback pads and opinons
 
 

       The Horse Forum > Horse Tack > Horse Tack and Equipment

Bareback pads and opinons

This is a discussion on Bareback pads and opinons within the Horse Tack and Equipment forums, part of the Horse Tack category
  • Thinline bareback pad forum
  • Bareback pads

Like Tree4Likes

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
    01-08-2012, 07:45 PM
  #1
Started
Arrow Bareback pads and opinons

I was wondering if any one out there can give me advise on buying a bareback pad. I would love to hear about ones that you have, that you like and WORK (no slip ect) I don't want a cheapy cheap $20 one. Im looking to spend money on the right one :)
     
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
    01-08-2012, 07:45 PM
  #2
Started
Oh and links to the pads you like would be awesome!
     
    01-08-2012, 07:59 PM
  #3
Started
The "slippage factor" turns me off to bareback pads. I like either nothing or a saddle.

Also, it's not good to ride bareback all of the time, due to the lack of disbursement of weight that the saddle gives, so when you do ride bareback, I find it to be a much more connected experience than with a pad. Worth the dirty britches! ;)
     
    01-08-2012, 09:43 PM
  #4
Banned
The ones with a Tacky Too / neoprene bottom are all I will use. That, and my old boss had some custom made leather ones that were really nice. I have no clue where to get them, but they were thick, padded suede, with an English saddle pad below, a dressage girth, and stirrups. The argument is always "NEVER use stirrups with a bareback pad, because it's not safe and it will slip"....but these ones didn't, and were actually, in my opinion, more secure than an English saddle.

Mine is kinda like this but with a "corduroy" type top instead of microsuede: Find Lowest Price on Reinsman TackyToo Microsuede Bareback Pad Pink Pet Products
     
    01-08-2012, 10:14 PM
  #5
Showing
I have this one Comfort Plus Bareback Pad for several years already. Soft and doesn't slip.

Another one I really like (because it offers a protection for the horse's back) http://www.amazon.com/Thinline-Comfort-Plus-Bareback-Pad/dp/B0044DHK5M but it's pricey.

Whatever you decide on don't get those pads with stirrups. They are not safe.
     
    01-08-2012, 10:21 PM
  #6
Trained
Quote:
Originally Posted by Northern    
The "slippage factor" turns me off to bareback pads. I like either nothing or a saddle.

Also, it's not good to ride bareback all of the time, due to the lack of disbursement of weight that the saddle gives, so when you do ride bareback, I find it to be a much more connected experience than with a pad. Worth the dirty britches! ;)
Huh??? I find my bareback pad less slippery than my horse (it is suede). I have NO idea what you mean by your second paragraph. I did not see where anyone was talking about riding bareback ALL of the time, and what are you referring to with regard to "weight disbursement" or "lack of"?

OP-I have a Stacy Westfall one like this. I really like it, but it does not have a handle. THat has been the only think I wish it had. Very comfy, and I find I am VERY connected to my horse with it. Sometimes too connected. I clench one butt cheek and he responds. I have friends who have the Parelli ones that they like very well also.
SorrelHorse and Casey02 like this.
     
    01-09-2012, 12:13 PM
  #7
Started
Thank you guys for the responces! I actually (bubba and kittenval) have looked at both of those! Its just so hard to know if they will slip of not, so I try to look at ones with reviews :) is this a bad idea, if I bought one with sturrips you could remove, to practice with them and remove them when I feel more confident? And can trot better on my horse ect.

Frank- that was FUNNY about the butt check AHAHHAAH!!!

Northern- I like to ride bareback sometimes, but I don't always want to go home with pants that are brown haha, I was just asking opinions on pads is all :)
     
    01-09-2012, 12:20 PM
  #8
Showing
^^ I use mine usually on hot days when horse gets sweaty. So far never had a problem with it slipping. :)

Those stirrups unfortunately add false feel of "confidence" but could be dangerous in fact. Here is a good reading: http://equineink.com/2008/07/13/no-s...k-pads-please/ (P.S. And I've seen it happened with one of the riders in my old barn who was not a very balanced rider: the pad slipped under his weight pushed in stirrup on one side, he fell and got caught in that stirrup).
     
    01-09-2012, 06:05 PM
  #9
Started
This may sound weird but its like I can ride bareback on my friends horse, like walk, trot, canter but I can barley trot on my own horse!!! I slip around alot on a trot and because of this I don't canter on him bareback. I want to beable to get better before advancing! That's the only reason I brought up the sturrips I have heard how they can be dangerous though
     
    01-09-2012, 06:39 PM
  #10
Trained
I found my cheap-o one at a yard sale No idea what it is, but it doesn't slip! I did have to punch holes though because the holes were too widespread around the cinch.

I find that on my barrel mare I don't need a bareback pad to stay on. I can do a barrel pattern bareback on her (Just at a lope, not tried to really run yet...Too chicken!) mostly because she's a fatarse. So I got the surface area! My other little filly is good for bareback too, she's compact and smooth.

Rebel, on the other hand...hell no. Not in a million years would I go without a pad. His whithers are super high and he's super narrow, plus he has such big movement that he just cannot be ridden without it xD Well he probably could but not at the sake of bruises on my butt! Lol

I've never tried anything other than an old fleece one or the one pad I bought at the yard sale (Not sure what it is, will get pics though) and frankyl the ones with stirrups look highly dangerous. Same with the "child seats" they stick on the back...I cringe at some of those and the people who buy them.
Casey02 likes this.
     

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
Bareback pads, why? haviris Horse Riding 29 06-05-2014 01:07 PM
Bareback saddle pads... RD11 Horse Tack and Equipment 14 01-14-2013 03:30 AM
Bareback Pads atomic Horse Tack and Equipment 9 08-21-2011 01:15 PM
Bareback pads?? helovesus Horse Tack and Equipment 17 07-26-2010 01:43 AM
I've a question: bareback pads... Rhynn Horse Riding 10 11-25-2008 01:57 PM



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:12 PM.


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