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post #1 of 6 Old 12-04-2013, 07:32 PM Thread Starter
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Barrel Racing Pads

Preferably not too expensive. ( I can't afford anything like best evers or impact gels ) Just looking for a good quality, light weight, saddle bad to run barrels in. I don't want it shaped. I don't have a clue where to start looking, I've never ran barrels before. What do you use?



I'd love to have something like the pad on this horse!

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post #2 of 6 Old 12-04-2013, 09:31 PM
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Whats your price range?

Conformation is how far the horse CAN go,
Mind is how far the horse WILL go,
Training is how far it DOES go.
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post #3 of 6 Old 12-05-2013, 04:00 PM Thread Starter
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Up to like $150 maybe?
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post #4 of 6 Old 12-05-2013, 04:34 PM
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use whatever saddlepad you have that works with your saddle.
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post #5 of 6 Old 12-06-2013, 09:15 PM Thread Starter
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Could anyone tell me what saddle pad that may be in the picture??
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post #6 of 6 Old 12-06-2013, 10:19 PM
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The words "good quality" and "inexpensive" don't necessarily go together.

Not shaped? What is your reasoning for not wanting it shaped? Is your horse's back flat as a board?

I can't read any brand name on the pad so it'd be a wild guess.

Yes, a good pad is expensive. But when you consider the fact it will last much longer than a cheaper pad, it's really not that much more expensive in the end.

I myself am a fan of 5 Star pads and Impact Gel pads. And if I remember correctly, I only paid about $150 for my 1/2" pad by 5 Star. Got it from a dealer on EBay.

Are you working with a trainer for barrels? Since you said you've never done it before.
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