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    09-07-2009, 10:20 PM
Desperately Needed!!

Either, I need a really, really, uber thick pad - or a Wintec Close Contact - lol.

Now I know it is slim to none to find a used Wintec CC, *the shape of the panels accomodate Nelson's back shape* I am going to look for a thick pad that I can use, until I can save up to buy him a new saddle.

My Equine Chiro came out and adjusted his back, and said that what I need is a very thick 4 to 5" - memory foam or something thick to fill in the gaps that my saddle causes while on his back.

What it is doing right now, is putting pressure points below his withers, and on his lower back where the back of the panels are -because the saddle is bridging.


So I need a very thick pad - I've been searching e-bay and tacktrader and bits and barter and dover - but no luck.
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    09-07-2009, 11:19 PM
Green Broke
Would a western pad work? Or are those too stiff?
    09-07-2009, 11:31 PM
These ones are really thick! You can even if you had to put a half pad and a gel pad on top.
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    09-07-2009, 11:54 PM
Thanks for the tip Sparkles - but I have tons of those already. I use that and my Diamond Wool Wither Relief Pad, but it isn't doing the job.

I have to have something that'll fill the pockets that my saddle causes, and relieves the pressure that the 4 points are putting on Nelson's back - it sucks.

I really need to get a sadde for him that works for his back shape, but I have to save up first.
    09-07-2009, 11:56 PM
Green Broke
Originally Posted by Sparkles    
These ones are really thick! You can even if you had to put a half pad and a gel pad on top.
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Those are just fluffy thick. They do not provide any protection against pressure points.

MIE, do you have a ThinLine or Skito pad? Those would work well for you. You could use a regular ThinLine pad over a square pad and a fleece shaped pad. That would give you lots of lift, with good protection from pressure points with the ThinLine.

Or, a Skito pad that is 3/4" or 1" thick over a fluffy fleece shaped pad or sheepskin half pad. To fix bridging, you could get a Skito Correction pad with the long shoulder shim. That will fill in behind his withers and in the middle. Get the 3/4" pad with 3/4" shim. That will really lift the saddle. And you can keep using the pad after you get a new saddle, just take out the shim. They make great "shock pads".

4-5" of memory foam is CRAZY! At least the kind that is used for saddle pads. I've never seen it more than 1" thick, and that's for western saddles. Are you sure she didn't mean 4-5 mm?

The memory foam used for saddle pads is a lot more dense and stiff than the kind used in bedding applications. Even my mattress only has 4" of memory foam on it, lol.
    09-08-2009, 12:20 AM
That Skito looks good - thanks for sharing that with me! I may of been mistaken than with the width, she probobly meant 4 - 5mm. But she did make a gap between her thumb and index finger when she was describing the thickness it should be - ????

I definitely need this pad to fill in the hollow pockets behind his shoulders due to his high withers, and the center of his back to fill in the pockets.

Here is Nelsons back. Keep in mind that I stopped riding him for some time when I found out my saddle didn't fit him, but he also lost 300 pounds, which is a discussion I do not wish to talk about on a public forum.

He has been moved to a new barn just recently at least, so he has been put back onto a proper full feeding program for a hard to keep TB. This new place is focused 100% on his well being and health.

His topline is horrendous right now.
    09-08-2009, 02:10 AM
Just an idea, but do they make pads with shims? Oh here I did a google search for skito, Shims, saddle pads, saddle blankets orthopedic saddle pads, lameness, horse, horse saddle pads, saddles, pads, saddle pads, felt pads, felt horse pads, therapeutic, orthopedic, english, equestrian, saddle fit, dressage, western, hunter jumper, horse

Maybe something on here might work. I understand how frustrating it is with these TBs sometimes! :o)
    09-08-2009, 08:24 PM
Thank you for going out of your way and doing that seach for me rosie, very thoguhtful of you to do that!
    09-08-2009, 11:24 PM
Oh no prob, I am the google master! Hehe ;o)
    09-09-2009, 12:01 PM
Green Broke
Those are the same as the Skito pads I posted. I think the Skito Correction saddle pad would be perfect for you. You can send in photos of the horse (head up, standing on level ground) with a description of what the saddle fitter told you. They will custom make the shims to fix your issue perfectly! You use the Skito pad over your normal square pad or fleece fitted pad.

When you get your new saddle, you can remove the shims or order different shims, so he can continue to build his topline. You want a saddle that is a bit too wide, so he has room for topline development. The saddle pad will fill in for that lack of muscle until he can build it back up.

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