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post #1 of 11 Old 08-14-2009, 04:59 PM Thread Starter
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Saddle with gel pads

Is there a saddle made with gel pads? These pads would be for me, like my bicycle seat.
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post #2 of 11 Old 08-14-2009, 06:21 PM
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lol! wouldn't that be nice!! i don't think they do, but they do make seat covers that can offer some extra padding. and remember that some saddles are more comfortable then others!
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post #3 of 11 Old 08-14-2009, 06:27 PM
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English - No Idea

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Gel Padding is available by some Manufactures

Memory Foam is available by some Manufactures

What type of Saddle are you looking for?


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post #4 of 11 Old 08-14-2009, 10:06 PM
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i have a tush cushion (thats what its called) its for my english saddle. Very comfy.
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post #5 of 11 Old 08-14-2009, 10:13 PM
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Check out "seat Savers" in any horse catalog - they are gel.
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post #6 of 11 Old 08-15-2009, 01:08 AM
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I remember a lady years ago had a gel seat dressage saddle, but I have no idea what the brand was or anything. I think most saddlers stopped making them, since people found it was cheaper to get a seat cover.
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post #7 of 11 Old 08-15-2009, 01:31 AM
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Skito makes an AWESOME seat cover. I bought one for a hard seat saddle I used to have and it worked very well! It's even pretty affordable : Skito Rear Gear seat saver.
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post #8 of 11 Old 08-15-2009, 01:58 PM
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That would be cool! I can't afford a seat saver so I think I am going to try to tape my sheepskin half pad onto a western saddle.
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post #9 of 11 Old 08-15-2009, 04:19 PM
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Please don't tape anything to the leather... You can have strings put on it, long strings, so you can tie the pad to the front and rear d-rings. Or tie the front to the pommel and the rear to the rear d-rings.
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post #10 of 11 Old 08-15-2009, 04:48 PM
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Wearing padded cycling shorts under your pants works well too. You can get a pair from REI or a similar store for about $30.
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