I am getting my very first horse in 2 weeks and I have a question about saddle pad or blankets. First off, are pads and blankets basically the same thing?
I am going to be riding western and have a leather saddle with full quarter horse bars and my horse has fairly high withers. The saddle fits perfectly but I haven't yet bought a blanket to go underneath (have been borrowing one). Is there a certain brand that is better then others? I have seen some simple blankets that are fairly inexpensive but I'm wondering if it is enough support. Some saddle pads can get very expensive but I don't understand why and what makes them better then the cheap ones. Anyways.. Any insight would be greatly appreciated! :)