Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: The land of Enchantment
Well, color is just personal preference. But, I personally think saddle pads are an example of how you can sell anything w the right marketing. If your saddle fits well, then a blanket or "pad's" only function should be to protect the fleece from sweat and hair. I get thin soft wool or wool/cotton blend blankets, doublers...but singles are fine, too. If I want padding to make up for a saddle that is too big, I use a thicker wool pad (the kind w the leather sides). They aren't cheap but they are often no more or even less than the "latest and greatests", but they last forever....right through the next "latest thing" in saddle blankets. Just my .02 worth.
There is just as much horse sense as ever, but the horses have most of it.