I do mostly trail riding and I just starting to build my collection of my very own tack. I have been using my aunts for a very long time because I use her horses. But anyway I was wondering how do you feel about using just a blanket as opposed to using a pad? My saddle fits great on the horse I use and my aunt does have pads I just thought of having my very own. I can see the blankets tend to be cheaper than pads but I want t make sure I am getting something that is not hurting my horse. Tell me what you think?