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post #11 of 16 Old 08-22-2008, 04:45 PM Thread Starter
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3" thick padding? Do you think your saddle will fit? How about the weight?
I may need a girth or flank strap extension, but as the material compresses, it will smooth itself out.

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That's a lot of padding to put under a saddle, wouldn't it be too much bulk?
I don't know. It sounds like a lot, but that's why I posted the question for feedback. The material compresses well, and you need the 3 inches for the proper support and weight distribution. I think initially it would be bulky, but as you tighten the cinch and ride a few minutes it would compress.
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It doesn't compress that much and even if it did you would have to keep cinching it up as you rode and if you go off it would expand.

I don't think it is a practical idea.

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I think you may be on to something here tar4heel... I wouldn't throw the idea out all together but as you've said...I think it still needs some refining.

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post #14 of 16 Old 08-23-2008, 09:45 AM Thread Starter
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I think you may be on to something here tar4heel... I wouldn't throw the idea out all together but as you've said...I think it still needs some refining.
Thanks, the other consideration is lateral stability. I think I'm just going to buy a mattress pad and cut it and see what happens.
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If you have a cheaper pad with fleece or felt on it, you could take it apart remove the filler and insert the pad of choice then just stitch it back together. or better yet sew on some velcro so you can adjust it as needed and remove the inserts for washing the pad later on. I don't think just putting the pad straight on the horses back will work. You need that space down the spine and over the withers.


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If you have a cheaper pad with fleece or felt on it, you could take it apart remove the filler and insert the pad of choice then just stitch it back together. or better yet sew on some velcro so you can adjust it as needed and remove the inserts for washing the pad later on. I don't think just putting the pad straight on the horses back will work. You need that space down the spine and over the withers.
Wow, excellent point. Just placing the pad in one contiguous piece places a lot of pressure directly on the spine and that's not good. Excellent point... Cut out a "V" slot for the withers is necessary as well.

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