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    03-26-2011, 02:12 PM
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Foal
Question Opinions on saddle pad please

Been wanting this pad FOREVER but I can't find it in any tack shops in the area. I generally like to get my hands on things and see size and 'actual' colors and so on, but I want this pad so bad I'd be willing to buy it off line. But since I can't get my hands on it myself, I'd like to hear from those of you who hopefully have. IF there are bad things about this pad, please let me know. I know there might be concerns with making my horse sweat, but I don't ride very long when I do ride so it's not a pad that will be worn for hours on end or at shows or anything like that.

Hope to hear lots of different perspectives on this!

Heavy Fleece Barrel Pad: Saddles Tack Horse Supplies - ChickSaddlery.com
     
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    03-26-2011, 02:49 PM
  #2
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Originally Posted by Quedeme    
Been wanting this pad FOREVER but I can't find it in any tack shops in the area. I generally like to get my hands on things and see size and 'actual' colors and so on, but I want this pad so bad I'd be willing to buy it off line. But since I can't get my hands on it myself, I'd like to hear from those of you who hopefully have. IF there are bad things about this pad, please let me know. I know there might be concerns with making my horse sweat, but I don't ride very long when I do ride so it's not a pad that will be worn for hours on end or at shows or anything like that.

Hope to hear lots of different perspectives on this!

Heavy Fleece Barrel Pad: Saddles Tack Horse Supplies - ChickSaddlery.com

To me, it looks slippery. The "princess fleece" lookes shiny, thus slippery.
And core is "felt". Is that wool? If you just want for looks and a short period of time, then who cares if it makes your horse sweat. But if it's slick, for barrel racing? But then, if it was slick, would they market it for barrel racing? Maybe it just LOOKS slick but actually isn't . I have no eperience with the material. I am so dull about colors. I want FUNCTION, FUNCTION, FUNCTION. WOOL , WOOL, WOOL.
     
    03-26-2011, 02:55 PM
  #3
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Originally Posted by Quedeme    
Been wanting this pad FOREVER but I can't find it in any tack shops in the area. I generally like to get my hands on things and see size and 'actual' colors and so on, but I want this pad so bad I'd be willing to buy it off line. But since I can't get my hands on it myself, I'd like to hear from those of you who hopefully have. IF there are bad things about this pad, please let me know. I know there might be concerns with making my horse sweat, but I don't ride very long when I do ride so it's not a pad that will be worn for hours on end or at shows or anything like that.

Hope to hear lots of different perspectives on this!

Heavy Fleece Barrel Pad: Saddles Tack Horse Supplies - ChickSaddlery.com
You're better off not buying this unless you enjoy getting off and pulling the pad forwards every five minutes. It's super super slippery, both on the horse and under the saddle. Totally not worth the money. I bought two once and both were very slippery. They look nice, they just aren't a good quality, nor do they hold up well.
     
    03-26-2011, 02:59 PM
  #4
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Definitely extremely slippery. I have one very similar and had to buy an insert to help the grip...and it still slips a little bit around the insert :roll: dumb thing
I'm saving up to buy a new, normal pad. I would recommend the same.

I have seen normal styled pads in that colour, tough to find but out there.
     
    03-26-2011, 03:03 PM
  #5
Foal
Hmmm, yes, slipping isn't a good thing. I don't actually barrel race, I just pall around the pasture and do light work outs. What I like isn't even the color, it's the shape. I want a solid black (or purple if I can) rounded skirt type pad.

Any suggestions? I've found some that have patterns on them, but I'm not much for patterns, I like solids.
     
    03-26-2011, 03:04 PM
  #6
Trained
I agree: slippery and it'll get really gross as soon as your horse sweats and it gets some dirt on it.

If you want a bright coloured pad that will stick, get a Tacky Too pad from Reinsman. I have a purple one and have seen other ones. I guarantee you they are bright. And the tacky too on the bottom is easy to just wipe off sweat. It'll run you about $70 on most tack websites though. I have seen it with a rounded skirt, they're just harder to find. I'll go look for one.

ETA: Found a couple. The first one's kind of weird. It has a huge list with pictures of the patterns and colours available and then you choose out of those (though the shape of the one you're actually getting is different.) http://www.shop.4ropers.com/Reinsman...l-Pad-238T.htm

Then this one, which is a bit more expensive.
http://www.bluegrasshorsesupply.com/...ront-1142.html
     
    03-26-2011, 03:16 PM
  #7
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This one is slightly different and higher priced but has both black and a really nice shade of purple
Reinsman TackyToo Contour Microsuede Saddle Pad - Horse.com

This one is the same shape but a little cheaper and comes in black
Rugged Ride Waxwear Trail Pad with Grip Bottom - Horse.com

This page has some that come in black for much lower
Cordura & Herculon Top Pads
     
    03-26-2011, 07:36 PM
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Originally Posted by Quedeme    
Hmmm, yes, slipping isn't a good thing. I don't actually barrel race, I just pall around the pasture and do light work outs. What I like isn't even the color, it's the shape. I want a solid black (or purple if I can) rounded skirt type pad.

Any suggestions? I've found some that have patterns on them, but I'm not much for patterns, I like solids.
Check out the Abetta round pads. HorseLoverz has quite a few. They aren't too expensive, and they hold up pretty well. I have a few and I love them.
     
    03-27-2011, 12:07 AM
  #9
Trained
They are pricier, but the 5 star wool pads are the way to go IMO. Saddle Pads | Saddle Blankets | Wool Saddle Pads, Saddle Blankets: 5 Star Saddle Pads
     
    03-31-2011, 11:27 PM
  #10
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Originally Posted by rocky pony    
This page has some that come in black for much lower
Cordura & Herculon Top Pads
I am looking into getting a pad like this. Just hoping not to spend more than about $45 or so.. Any suggestions? There are others I've seen that I like I'm just worried about them being too thin. I need something that'll help keep my horse cool, it gets hot here in the summer.

Sorry to take over I'm just also looking around for a new pad :)
     

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