So I got my brother-in-law's name for Christmas. I've decided I want to get him a new saddle pad. So I hope you guys can help me decide what I need!
He's 6'1 and weighs 280 lbs. He rides a 15 hh qh mare that is 19. He ropes off of her. She is starting to develop a light sway back. I want to get a pad that will help cushion the horse's back.
He was raised by an old-school cowboy (my father-in-law) who doesn't believe in all this namby pamby saddle has to fit the horse nonsense. So my brother-in-law just puts two thick pads on her and throws his huge 40 lb roping saddle on her and heads to the roping pen. The mare was born right here on our farm, so he's ridden this horse forever.
The good news is that he did just recently buy him a 5 year old gelding that is larger and is going to be his replacement roping horse. Anyway I'm straying from the subject.
So what does everyone suggest for a saddle pad?