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    07-14-2010, 08:02 PM
I Made An English Saddle Pad

When I was cleaning out the storage tunnels in my room, I found some Hawaiian fabric that I thought would look great as an english saddle pad. With the help of an old white sheet, some batting and a bit of casing, I now have a completed pad! I didn't add any of the loops for the girth or anything, as many people end up cutting them off anyway. I figure it wouldn't be that hard to add them on if I decide I want them in the future. I hope I did the shaping and everything right--does it look okay? I didn't have a pad to trace around, so I just took the measurements of the finished pad size and added some shaping. I hope it will work!

So I have been checking out Craigslist for a used, cheaper english saddle. I think I may have found one...hopefully I will be able to use my pad soon!
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    07-14-2010, 08:10 PM
Cute! I love it
    07-14-2010, 08:19 PM
Green Broke
That is awesome! You should make em and sell them!
I need to buy special ones for my horse. She can't have your usual english saddle pad..she has a sensitive back and with cusion she doesn't get sore...I get theraputic ones
    07-14-2010, 08:41 PM
I love the pattern!
    07-14-2010, 08:44 PM
OMGosh! It looks great! I might have to make a Western pad for gracie. How think did it it up being?
    07-14-2010, 10:29 PM

It is a pretty thin pad--maybe about 1/6" thick? It is more to keep a padded and shaped english pad clean than offer protection to a horse's back. I don't see why you couldn't throw it over a western pad to jazz it up a bit though!
    07-14-2010, 10:33 PM
Green Broke
Very cute. We ride with a pad like that and a fleece pad on top, I love to see the girls who have cute pads, makes me smile.
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    07-14-2010, 10:34 PM
Yeah, that would work great. Gracie's saddle pad is, well, ugly and old to say the least :) It isn't anything fancy. Until the Horsefest this October when we get a new, pretty saddle pad, I could throw this over the old one. Thanks for the idea!!!
    07-15-2010, 12:19 AM
That is really cute : ) good job!
    07-15-2010, 12:58 PM
I've been planning on doing something like that as well! I have my own sewing machine and I figured I could make and sell them at shows or something. Now that I see it CAN be done I think I'm going to go looking for fabrics and get started!!!

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