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My First 5 Star

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    05-28-2009, 07:15 PM
  #1
Weanling
My First 5 Star

I bought this off barrelhorseworld.com and it arrived today. I'm so happy with it!

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    05-28-2009, 07:22 PM
  #2
Yearling
Ohh that is nice!
     
    05-29-2009, 12:01 AM
  #3
Weanling
Thanks! I LOVE it!
     
    05-29-2009, 12:09 AM
  #4
Yearling
Wow. That's one of the cooler pads I've seen. =)

Congrats.
     
    05-29-2009, 12:33 AM
  #5
Weanling
Thank you, Shannon!
     
    05-29-2009, 01:49 AM
  #6
Weanling
Just a quick question... (English rider here) but why is there a hole in the top of the pad??
     
    06-02-2009, 09:09 AM
  #7
Yearling
Fits over the withers. Since it's a felt pad, it's pretty stiff so if there was no hole for wither relief, I think it'd be pretty unconfortable under the saddle. =)
     
    06-02-2009, 11:09 AM
  #8
Showing
Quote:
Originally Posted by brookelovesparelli    
just a quick question... (English rider here) but why is there a hole in the top of the pad??
Shannon had it right. The hole is for wither relief. If the withers are too tall or the pommel of the saddle sits too low, it can set down on the pad and compress the withers causing pain and damage. The hole is just there to prevent that.

Very nice pad. Beautiful color and I like the cowhide wear leathers. A little too flashy for my taste but beautiful nonetheless.
     
    06-02-2009, 11:34 AM
  #9
Weanling
Well, I've been told that us barrel racers like our flash! And I am not as flashy as some with the coordinating sets of pads, boots, headstalls, breastcollars, and shirts, all of which are sequined. :)
     
    06-02-2009, 11:38 AM
  #10
Showing
LOL. :) I understand that. I don't particularly care for the really shiny, flashy tack because I think it detracts from the actual performance. Plus, I can't really watch the run if I am being blinded by all those reflective surfaces.

How are you and Bailey doing these days anyway? Not to hijack the thread or anything.......
     

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