A new horse I may be getting is super wide. My saddle has a medium wide gullet. I mentioned this to a friend and she said 'just use a half-pad' but I don't think that will work. She is dead set that it will work (claims she used it on her horse, etc). In my opinion, it will make the saddle even MORE narrow (in a sense) just more... cushiony. But it certainly won't make it fit. At least not in my opinion. I always thought half-pads were for saddles that were TOO wide, lifting the saddle up off the withers. Correct me if I'm wrong, since I've never used one.
So what are those buggers for?