English half pads, why does everyone have them?
 
 

       The Horse Forum > Horse Tack > Horse Tack and Equipment

English half pads, why does everyone have them?

This is a discussion on English half pads, why does everyone have them? within the Horse Tack and Equipment forums, part of the Horse Tack category
  • What half pads do
  • English halfpads

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
    01-20-2011, 01:46 AM
  #1
Foal
English half pads, why does everyone have them?

Ok so I have been noticing lately that almost any international competitor in the (english) equine world has been using a big fluffy half pad. I have seen this in jumpers and dressage as well. I thought that the use of half pads in addition to a regular pad was for a horse that didn't have correct saddle fit, sore back, etc. Is there a use for these that I am not aware of? And why are all the pro's using them? Thank for any answers in advance I am just very curious about this.
     
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
    01-20-2011, 01:57 AM
  #2
Yearling
I always use one. I don't have a custom fit saddle and I just like to be careful. My friend has her saddles custom fit to include spacing for half pads.
     
    01-20-2011, 02:01 AM
  #3
Foal
So you like to use one for some extra cushioning basically? Do you still get a feel for your horse when using one?
     
    01-20-2011, 02:24 AM
  #4
Yearling
Pretty much. I can still feel my horse just fine. I have almost always ridden with them, so I have gotten used to it. Riding with a well fitted saddle and a normal saddle pad can never be "replaced", though.
     
    01-20-2011, 08:45 AM
  #5
Showing
Actually many competitors are using really thin half-pads like Thinline or "build-in" pads (again Thinline, Skito, and I've seen some others). If you have a good fitting saddle you really don't want all that extra bulk under it.
     
    01-20-2011, 09:37 AM
  #6
Trained
You might see upper level rifers using them because they don't have a saddle for every horse. They have their saddles ( I know lesley law has 2 jump and 2 dressage saddles that he uses on all his horses) that they have to make do with.
Posted via Mobile Device
     
    01-20-2011, 11:05 AM
  #7
Green Broke
My mama has one!
It's actually attached to her dressage saddle..it's by mattes?..I think that's the brand. It's really squishy!
I went to go check her english saddle fit yesterday that she got.It's made in Ireland and the lady said it was a wide/full quarter and it turned out to be a medium/wide. Soo disappointed :( I think it's by bently brothers is the brand.
Better to have a proper fitting saddle though :)

^^
That was random rambling..
     
    01-20-2011, 11:22 AM
  #8
Weanling
Because they look good! I love them! And I need to use them because my horse is so narrow it is hard to find a saddle to fit her perfect.

     
    01-20-2011, 11:25 AM
  #9
Green Broke
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sarahandlola    
Because they look good! I love them! And I need to use them because my horse is so narrow it is hard to find a saddle to fit her perfect.


I like your saddle pad
     
    01-20-2011, 11:45 AM
  #10
Green Broke
Most halfpads aren't all that thick, there is a roll around them that makes them look really thick when your saddle is on.

I use a Thinline shimmable pad with one of my horses as my saddle dips forward a teeny bit on her and I use a sheepskin one with my 4yr old to give him some extra cushioning.
     

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
Half pads... eventerwannabe Dressage 6 03-12-2010 01:16 PM
Half pads lovemyponies Horse Tack and Equipment 22 05-01-2009 05:49 PM
Half pads? ohhellneely Horse Tack and Equipment 5 12-19-2008 07:08 AM
half pads CiscoKidd English Riding 8 12-11-2008 04:03 PM
Half Pads ! tayahswirl Horse Tack and Equipment 15 11-01-2008 02:31 AM



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:38 AM.


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