I got a pretty nice Mattes half pad (black in color, size large) with areas for the gel inserts for $30!! I can't believe it. It fits both of my saddles perfectly. I am going to go tack Bear up for fun today and just see how it works for him. I just can't believe my luck! =]
I will post pictures soon, maybe today..?
PS: Bear is doing just lovely. He layed down for the very first time, at my place, on Saturday (the 19th) and last night be galloped up to me (he hadnt seen me in 4 days) whinnying, SO cute!!! =,]