Originally Posted by Army wife
CONTOUR FELT Pad.
This is the pad. I don't really need a thick pad to fix my problem. Supposedly these help distribute any pressure points caused from the tree.
Gel does spread pressure over a wider area, and not having it stretched over the spine, like a conventional gel pad, is a plus. This isn't the make I was thinking of and quite frankly their blurb is gobbledegook - which is a common thing, unfortunately.
Excess pressure problems are sometimes difficult to fully overcome due to outside influences, the horse's constitution, age, individual physiology and usage being just a few imponderables. It's a bit like the brick-in-a-handbag analogy - how long before the weight begins to annoy you depends on so many factors.
I'd go with your gut feeling. If you think the pad will help then try it