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    01-30-2012, 09:47 AM
  #11
Green Broke
I once tried a Fleeceworks pad on Sandie's back but it rubbed ALL of the hair off under the saddle, worse than the above photos!! Which is why I shyed away from those :-/ But if I could find a thinner version, maybe that would work?

Somoni, the link you sent me just may end up working, those look thinner than the fleeceworks I tried out!
     
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    01-31-2012, 09:14 AM
  #12
Showing
This is often indicative of the rider being too much on the cantle. The weight isn't evenly distributed over the bars.
     
    01-31-2012, 11:29 AM
  #13
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by Saddlebag    
This is often indicative of the rider being too much on the cantle. The weight isn't evenly distributed over the bars.
Hmm interesting note! I HAVE been told that I tend to ride too much on the cantle and need to tip my pelvis more forward...but why would it only be happening each winter though? I don't ride differently in the summer vs the winter each year?
     
    02-01-2012, 01:09 PM
  #14
Green Broke
What do you all think of this pad?

Http://www.amazon.com/Merino-Sheepskin-Dressage-Square-Saddle/dp/B0011UHUZ6
Like I mentioned before, I used a Fleeceworks sheepskin half pad once, but it was on TOP OF a regular thin AP saddle pad, and it rubbed ALL of the hair off underneath the saddle! Do you guys think that was just because I used it on TOP rather than underneath, or think that may have been just too much padding altogether under the saddle? I don't really want to buy something this pricey and find out the hard way!! :-p

Here's a link to an old thread of mine by the way, when I began having this kind of issue. The strange thing is that THIS year, it was my dressage saddle, NOT the Collegiate, that caused the problem...so I am wondering how much of this is pad-related somehow...

Saddle panels rubbing hair off!

Found this other person's thread when I googled the issue and seems I'm at least not the only one!!
Bald spots/rubs behind saddle pad? [Archive] - Chronicle Forums
     
    02-01-2012, 02:16 PM
  #15
Trained
Subbing - I have this same issue, but with a wool pad under my stock saddle.
     
    02-01-2012, 11:02 PM
  #16
Green Broke
Well glad I'm at least not alone!!
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    02-01-2012, 11:49 PM
  #17
Weanling
Ok...subbing! Same problem just started happening to me. I bought a new round skirt 100% wool felt western pad for my barrel saddle and exactly where the back edge of the pad sits behind the saddle there are two worn spots on the hair on each outer edge from the pad rubbing back and forth I assume??? I was wondering if it was because previously the square pads kinda hit the hip bone a bit and lifted over that spot and now with the round it sits right there and rubs????? Interested to see what others have to say...
     
    02-02-2012, 08:00 AM
  #18
Green Broke
For the two of you who subbed because you're having the same issue, does it only happen to you in the winter as well, or is it an all year round type of thing?
     
    02-02-2012, 08:15 AM
  #19
Weanling
I can't honestly answer that as I just switched to this round pad (always had square) and never had the issue before. However, I am assuming it would be much more noticeable in winter considering there is alot more hair? I know my horse slicks out so much in summer it would not be as easy to notice IMO cause it isnt like it has rubbed him bald it has just rubbed away some of the hair and left it almost matted down and broken????
     
    02-02-2012, 12:55 PM
  #20
Green Broke
Good point!
     

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