saddle pads - The Horse Forum
 1Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 32 Old 02-16-2012, 02:59 PM Thread Starter
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: USA
Posts: 21,145
• Horses: 7
saddle pads

There was a thread about this a week or two ago so I'm sorry for restarting one. Looking for advice on western saddle pads. Is there such a thing as an orthopedic one?

"Be a best friend, tell the truth, and overuse I love you
Go to work, do your best, don't outsmart your common sense
Never let your prayin knees get lazy
And love like crazy"
farmpony84 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 32 Old 02-16-2012, 03:00 PM
Showing
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: MD
Posts: 23,907
• Horses: 2
FP, I believe Skito pads are great (pricey too), so you may want to search on them here.

"Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass: it's about learning to dance in the rain..."

"When we are no longer able to change a situation - we are challenged to change ourselves."

"How people treat you is their karma; how you react is yours."
kitten_Val is offline  
post #3 of 32 Old 02-16-2012, 03:34 PM
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Georgia
Posts: 4,962
• Horses: 3
Yes ma'am, there are..There are also a good number of different brands who carry different styles of an orthopedic western pad.

I've heard the Skito pads are great but I've never used on myself..I personally love Classic Equine pads...I have two of the Classic Equine ESP pads and I really want to get my hands on the new Classic Equine BioFit pads..It all really comes down to personal preference and what works best for the horse and rider.

Here are a few examples ranging from the cheaper pads to the more expensive pads..I myself, stick to the higher end pads because you get what you pay for..

Reinsman Orthopedic Microsuede Square Pad - Horse.com

http://www.ridethebrand.com/weaver-saddle-pads.php

Classic Equine

Classic Equine

Classic Equine

I actually have two of these and love them.
Classic Equine


Classic Equine

Classic Equine

Classic Equine

Impact Gel - Equine - Saddle Pads and Seat Saver's

OrthoSport Saddle Pads

Air Ride Saddle Pads

I am Sparkly Meanie Doodie Head and I approve this message!

Last edited by DrumRunner; 02-16-2012 at 03:36 PM.
DrumRunner is offline  
post #4 of 32 Old 02-16-2012, 03:49 PM Thread Starter
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: USA
Posts: 21,145
• Horses: 7
Those impact gel ones look really neat. Of course so do the air ride ones. The ESP II one is the one you like? I wish I could see the bottom of it. I am really confused now. I have the vet coming out on Monday to do shots and Chiro, do you think she'd reccomend one? She is a dressage rider though...

I'll have to look up the Skito ones. I've never even heard of them....

"Be a best friend, tell the truth, and overuse I love you
Go to work, do your best, don't outsmart your common sense
Never let your prayin knees get lazy
And love like crazy"
farmpony84 is offline  
post #5 of 32 Old 02-16-2012, 03:58 PM Thread Starter
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: USA
Posts: 21,145
• Horses: 7
I really like this one:

36x34 Eagle Creek - Red/Charcoal/Black

Any thoughts? The price is killing me!

"Be a best friend, tell the truth, and overuse I love you
Go to work, do your best, don't outsmart your common sense
Never let your prayin knees get lazy
And love like crazy"
farmpony84 is offline  
post #6 of 32 Old 02-16-2012, 04:39 PM
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Georgia
Posts: 4,962
• Horses: 3
I've never ridden in an ImpactGel but I've heard nice things about them..A lot of barrel racers use them and recommend them..I would get the second "version" though, there were complaints with the first pads getting hard after a while..The second version now has little bubbles and stuff inside so the gel stays squishy and can conform to your horse's back right every time. They are definitely my second choice to the ESP pads though..

I do love the ESP pads..They are fleece bottom and inside the fleece is memory foam that conforms to your horse. This is a picture of the bottom of my show pad that I've had and ride frequently in for three years now..They are my favorite pad ever lol...Awesome quality and last ages..


I've had a few not so great experiences with the Air Ride pads, they will slip and slide under your saddle...SorrelHorse actually has a great picture showing how much they will slide..

I am Sparkly Meanie Doodie Head and I approve this message!
DrumRunner is offline  
post #7 of 32 Old 02-16-2012, 09:22 PM Thread Starter
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: USA
Posts: 21,145
• Horses: 7
but those "stick" and hold the place? I was wondering about slippage....

"Be a best friend, tell the truth, and overuse I love you
Go to work, do your best, don't outsmart your common sense
Never let your prayin knees get lazy
And love like crazy"
farmpony84 is offline  
post #8 of 32 Old 02-16-2012, 09:27 PM
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Georgia
Posts: 4,962
• Horses: 3
My ESP doesn't slip at all..I've had four total now and I've never had any slipping problem with any of them..More of the Air Ride pads or Neoprene bottom pads can slip but the ESP stays in place. The ESP pads really conform to your horse under your saddle and sit snug in the all the right spots..I'm not sure about the ImpactGel, I've never ridden in one.

I am Sparkly Meanie Doodie Head and I approve this message!
DrumRunner is offline  
post #9 of 32 Old 02-16-2012, 09:29 PM
Started
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 1,877
• Horses: 0
my friend has a pad that looks like that im not sure of her brand but she can't get it to stay one her horse! But her horse is Round! :)
Casey02 is offline  
post #10 of 32 Old 02-16-2012, 09:41 PM Thread Starter
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: USA
Posts: 21,145
• Horses: 7
....I could be a girly girl!

Http://www.amazon.com/Weaver-Pretty-Pink-Saddle-Pad/dp/B003LVOAH4

"Be a best friend, tell the truth, and overuse I love you
Go to work, do your best, don't outsmart your common sense
Never let your prayin knees get lazy
And love like crazy"
farmpony84 is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.



User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Csi saddle pads????? Casey02 Horse Tack and Equipment 17 10-19-2011 07:39 PM
I'm looking for saddle pads and more! Hunterjumper7654 Tack and Equipment Classifieds 8 09-30-2011 04:26 PM
Use of Saddle Pads crimson88 English Riding 14 02-10-2010 03:33 PM
Saddle Pads. :) SabreBaby Horse Tack and Equipment 10 11-30-2009 10:21 AM
saddle pads! appy rider 4 life English Riding 13 01-06-2009 11:34 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome