For my big guy, left. I've considered gel pads, and I'm rotate between a couple of heavy pads right now that work pretty well.
I watched this week's CA program and he described the idea that went into this pad~
Has anybody here used this pad? My horse is 16'3hh and easily 1,400 pounds. He is over 7' around the girth and I'm afraid that any saddle my DH rides him in becomes too tight when he rides. (DH is 6'5" tall, and weighs about 250 lbs, hence the BIG horse for him.)
When I ride there isn't any problem.
I don't mind buying this if it really is a superior pad. I like the relief on the withers. This horse has prominent withers, like a TB.
Without being too wordy, I am in the habit of tightening up 3x before mounting, and I like to teach my horses to blow up bc it helps in mounting. When we are done riding, I can get most of my fist in between the girth and him, so we don't pinch him in 1/2.