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    11-05-2010, 10:23 PM
Impact Gel Pads

I'm am looking into buying a Impact Gel Saddle Pad, but I don't know anyone around here that owns one. So, I was wondering if you guys could help me out and give me some opinions, or if you have heard anything about them. I live in a part of the country that is very cold, and I heard that they tend to get hard from being so cold, but they warm up. I was wondering if anyone know if this is true, and how long it takes. If anyone could help me out I would appreciate it very much!

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    11-06-2010, 12:22 PM
I've never seen/tried one, but instead you can look into Thinline. This way you can use any pad you like (like those cheaper ones) + Thinline. May be cheaper in long run. Products > Saddle Pads > Western Saddle Pads - Horse Rider Performance Saddle Pads - ThinLine

I have english thinline for over a year and that was one of the best investments I made. It does absorb an impact for sure for both - horse and rider!
    11-07-2010, 12:54 PM
Impact Gel

I bought one but they are heavy nothing special about them..A good 5Star wool pad is the best
    11-12-2010, 02:02 AM
I've always used impact gel pads. I had one that was the round skirt for my rounder saddles, and a square skirt on. I used them for YEARS. I have switched over to the 5 Star pads. If you wanted to try those I have a cream one for sale. Both are great quality in my opinion and help relieve any pressure points.
    11-12-2010, 03:08 AM
Green Broke
First off in the winter months the gel will harden if not stored in a warm area so it will be stiff at first.
Also I would just get a good wool pad or an ESP saddle pad.

I don't see anything special about gel ones and heard they pretty much are pointless.
    11-12-2010, 04:40 AM
I looove my impact gel pads! Seriously, favorite pads ever. I have 4, a work one for my mare, a show one, a work one for my gelding, and a half pad for english. Whenever the chrio works on my horse, they're surprised at how strong her back is.. and yes, I do believe part of it is because of the pad. I have never had issues with freezing, but I they're kept in a heated tack room, so I guess I've never used a "cold" one.

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