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post #1 of 16 Old 07-15-2008, 06:18 PM Thread Starter
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Half Pads !

I got a new saddle last fall; but couldn't ride my horse for a few months due to a leg injury.But now I'm riding him almost everyday; and have noticed pressure points on his shoulers (by the whiters)...He'll sweat everywhere else;but those 2 areas...so i'm guessing he has pressure points. I'd prefer not to get a new saddle, as I love the one I have..the Dover Circuit Elite. It's a medium tree.

These are the half pads i'm considering...

the mattes

http://www.doversaddlery.com/mattes-...19327/cn/1405/


the circuit sheepskin
http://www.doversaddlery.com/circuit...19481/cn/1405/


the roma merino
http://www.valleyvet.com/ct_detail.h...3-b119475c4d09


the cavalareo sheepskin
http://www.statelinetack.com/itemdy0...LT700899%20BRN


the deluxe classic pad
http://www.smartpakequine.com/Produc...eCategory=true


Yeahh; just tell me which one you think looks best; & your personal experience or what you've heard.

Just about anything :]]

I'm open to all ideas.
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post #2 of 16 Old 07-15-2008, 06:23 PM
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I can't get any of the links to work

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post #3 of 16 Old 07-15-2008, 06:32 PM Thread Starter
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lol sorry...i copied it from my myspace bulletin & it messes up the spacing...& the URL code button for this doesn't work...but whatever

It should work now

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post #4 of 16 Old 07-15-2008, 06:33 PM
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ok thanks let me check them...

I really like the the circuit sheepskin. Looks like it would do the job.

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post #5 of 16 Old 07-15-2008, 11:51 PM
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I have the Mattes sheep skin half pad and I have to say I really like it. The quality is quite nice and it's nice to have for showing. I'm not sure yet if I will have a purpose for it with my 2 horses but....we will see.
When buying one be careful what it's made out of. The photos all look pretty much the same but some of them are actually made of synthetic material and up close look terrible as well as will last only a wash or two before being completely destroyed.
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post #6 of 16 Old 07-16-2008, 01:23 AM
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I also have a Mattes sheep skin half pad and I just love it, it's washes well and it's held up 2 years with me riding it once or twice a week (I don't use it everyday, but I use it a lot) and it still looks new. Still soft and fluffy as ever

Edit: I originally bought it because my pony didn't have a great back and it worked worked wonders for her. It relieves a lot of pressure off of the wither area.
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post #7 of 16 Old 07-21-2008, 02:51 PM
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The mattes pads are nice. A bit pricey but a heck of a lot nicer then the Romas. I'd also check out Fleeceworks.
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post #8 of 16 Old 07-22-2008, 10:19 AM
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Take a look at the Equine Comfort pad also available from Dover. I looked at many before I decided on this one...very durable, thick, cushy and has removable insert pads.
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post #9 of 16 Old 10-29-2008, 09:27 PM
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Hi....I really like my riser pad.and I would like to continue schooling in it....but I need something for show but I want a nice one tht will last me a loing time....my horse(buckwehat) also needs something with a lift back can't ride him without something!!!!! What do you suggest????

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post #10 of 16 Old 10-29-2008, 11:42 PM
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I LOVE love love my half pad by Cottage Craft.


The lovely images above provided by CVLC Photography cvlphotography.com
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