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post #1 of 25 Old 07-30-2010, 08:47 PM Thread Starter
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I think I'm going to get a Neoprene saddle pad for my barrel saddle. It will most likely be temporary because I want to get a Classic equine which I don't have enough money for now. I know it won't hurt my horse but I was wondering your opinions on the neoprene. It has vents along the top of the saddle pad along the spine. I know it's a good shock absorber and comfortable for the horse, but I also heard it makes horses sweat...a lot. Experiences and opinions welcome :) P.S: I would be getting it for super cheap and it's brand new.

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post #2 of 25 Old 07-30-2010, 09:09 PM
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I'm not a huge fan of them, personally, but I know a lot of people who absolutely love them. Good luck with it! :)

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I'm not a huge fan of them, personally, but I know a lot of people who absolutely love them. Good luck with it! :)

Thanks for replying :) I LOVE your signature, it's definitely very true.

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Some horses are allergic to neoprene, so you want to make sure yours isn't one of them first. Other then that, I've never dealt with them.

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Some horses are allergic to neoprene, so you want to make sure yours isn't one of them first. Other then that, I've never dealt with them.
Wow, I never knew that. I do know that there is a lot of neoprene tack around the barn though so I don't think my horse is allergic. Thanks though

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Wow, I never knew that. I do know that there is a lot of neoprene tack around the barn though so I don't think my horse is allergic. Thanks though
Yeah, my friend's stud was allergic to it. It was a pain really because so many horse related items are neoprene.

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Yeah, my friend's stud was allergic to it. It was a pain really because so many horse related items are neoprene.
Yeah I bet! I want to get him a neoprene cinch too.

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post #8 of 25 Old 07-30-2010, 10:28 PM
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Neoprene, depending on what kind you get, can some times become very slippery when the horse gets sweaty. Besure you get one thats textured to help prevent this. Neoprene does tend to wear out and rip easily at stress points.
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Neoprene, depending on what kind you get, can some times become very slippery when the horse gets sweaty. Besure you get one thats textured to help prevent this. Neoprene does tend to wear out and rip easily at stress points.
Thanks :) Good thing I will only be using it for a few months.

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post #10 of 25 Old 07-30-2010, 11:49 PM
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I have used both neoprene cinches and saddle pads...I really do not like the saddle pads. I can deal with the cinch being made out of neoprene, but I switched to a normal saddle pad because it just resulted in too much sweating and slipping.

Most people I know tend to stay away from too much neoprene because of the sweating/slipping issue...but this may end up not being a big problem for your horse, it all depends.
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