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        04-15-2013, 06:22 PM
      #11
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    I love fleece-- so fluffy!

    I thought it was funny when I got into the walker world that they would trail ride with the blanket on top of the pad, lol. It usually slips away after the first couple hours-- for looks anyway not function.

    Yes wool blanket under top pad-- why? Because it keeps the pad clean dry and it will not make the pad slip out from on top-- it wont slip out from under it either. We would trail ride for 10+ hours daily like this jumping random things- going up and down hills- running- loping- and just playing around randomly.
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        04-15-2013, 06:49 PM
      #12
    Trained
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by toto    
    I love fleece-- so fluffy!

    I thought it was funny when I got into the walker world that they would trail ride with the blanket on top of the pad, lol. It usually slips away after the first couple hours-- for looks anyway not function.

    Yes wool blanket under top pad-- why? Because it keeps the pad clean dry and it will not make the pad slip out from on top-- it wont slip out from under it either. We would trail ride for 10+ hours daily like this jumping random things- going up and down hills- running- loping- and just playing around randomly.
    You and I apparently ride in totally different universes. I have NEVER seen-EVER-a thin wool pad (the "ones with the designs that some of us pay hundreds of $$ for) under the plain wool felt or neoprene. Why would you cover up the design or color?

    Fleece may be "fluffy", but it is not the best for sweat absorption, airflow etc. ESPECIALLY the fake fleece the OP posted. Real lambs fleece is nice, but you rarely see that in the western pad world. You DO see the best saddles lned with it, but then most of us use a pad.

    There IS such a thing as a thin wool liner pad-is that what you are talking about? Some folks use that under their good "show" pad. That has no design-certainly not the Navajo like you referred to.
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        04-15-2013, 07:24 PM
      #13
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    Originally Posted by franknbeans    
    You and I apparently ride in totally different universes. I have NEVER seen-EVER-a thin wool pad (the "ones with the designs that some of us pay hundreds of $$ for) under the plain wool felt or neoprene. Why would you cover up the design or color?

    Fleece may be "fluffy", but it is not the best for sweat absorption, airflow etc. ESPECIALLY the fake fleece the OP posted. Real lambs fleece is nice, but you rarely see that in the western pad world. You DO see the best saddles lned with it, but then most of us use a pad.

    There IS such a thing as a thin wool liner pad-is that what you are talking about? Some folks use that under their good "show" pad. That has no design-certainly not the Navajo like you referred to.
    ive never seen anyone put a blanket under a neoprene pad either, lol.

    I know you probably cover the pad with the blanket for showing but for function outside of the show ring its useless. You're just asking for it to slip out from under the saddle.

    That's also why I used a wool blanket under a fleece pad. The blanket seems to wick up the moisture at the same time keeping the pad dry and the horse comfortable for hours at a time.


    No I mean a navajo blanket. Not the blankets with the silver conchos or the leather.. the blankets with the 2 'dingleberry' type things on the one side, lol. Sorry best word I could find to describe.. immaturity gets the best of me at times..
         
        04-15-2013, 07:41 PM
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    Originally Posted by toto    
    ive never seen anyone put a blanket under a neoprene pad either, lol.

    I know you probably cover the pad with the blanket for showing but for function outside of the show ring its useless. You're just asking for it to slip out from under the saddle.

    That's also why I used a wool blanket under a fleece pad. The blanket seems to wick up the moisture at the same time keeping the pad dry and the horse comfortable for hours at a time.


    No I mean a navajo blanket. Not the blankets with the silver conchos or the leather.. the blankets with the 2 'dingleberry' type things on the one side, lol. Sorry best word I could find to describe.. immaturity gets the best of me at times..
    You and I will have to agree to disagree. Regardless, it doesn't get much better or easier than a good 5 star wool felt pad. You need nothing else.
         
        04-15-2013, 10:28 PM
      #15
    Weanling
    I've only ever seen the navajo pads under thicker pads. That's what I was always taught growing up, anyway.

    I wound up purchasing a navajo (pink!) blanket, as well as a thicker pad. I've only been able to get one ride in on the new saddle and when I did I tacked up with thick pad on top, thin blanket underneath. Had zero "slippage". I'll be doing a longer ride tonight so we will see how it goes.
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        04-15-2013, 10:36 PM
      #16
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    Originally Posted by beverleyy    
    I've only ever seen the navajo pads under thicker pads. That's what I was always taught growing up, anyway.

    I wound up purchasing a navajo (pink!) blanket, as well as a thicker pad. I've only been able to get one ride in on the new saddle and when I did I tacked up with thick pad on top, thin blanket underneath. Had zero "slippage". I'll be doing a longer ride tonight so we will see how it goes.
    Right on! Must see the tack combo!!

    You get you a pink chest collar to match?
         
        04-16-2013, 03:27 PM
      #17
    Weanling
    Right after I picked it up, tossed it on for a very quick ride


    And my leaser/friend wanted to try it on my mare last night. I actually think it suits her, even though she's strictly hunters, lol!
    (promise her neck is not actually that ewe like)


    And the saddle on it's own
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        04-16-2013, 03:31 PM
      #18
    Weanling
    And I haven't got a breastplate or headstall quite yet. A border at my barn found a perfect one for me on a fb group, it's pink/bling/with crosses to match, but it's a bit out of my current budget after spending so much on my saddle, plus vaccinations this month lol. I'm hoping by summer I can buy it!
         
        04-16-2013, 05:35 PM
      #19
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    The gray looks soooooo cute in that pink saddle!! Does it rock back to front any?
         
        04-16-2013, 07:53 PM
      #20
    Weanling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by toto    
    The gray looks soooooo cute in that pink saddle!! does it rock back to front any?
    What do you mean? Like, tip forward? It stayed in place while I was riding (w/t/c) if that's what you mean ...
         

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