I currently ride my 14.2ish hh mare in an Aussie saddle and am using a western pad. While it does work, I feel like its a bit too small and is one of the brands that is stiff and obnoxious, and the stitching down the middle to make it fold nicely was not set straight, so no matter the saddle (used to use western w/ this same pad) the pad never sits straight under the saddle, which drives me batty.
I am looking for an Aussie or western pad that doesn't break the bank- under $50 would be great and keep my husband's eyes from bugging out of his head, lol.
I have read that thicker pads actually can have issues under Aussie saddles, thought I would see what everyone's opinion of this is.
Her saddle does fit her well, and she never has any complaints. :)
Anyone have any good recommendations?