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    02-17-2012, 12:38 PM
  #21
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I think I like the weaver memory foam ones? Weaver Americana Felt Bottom Memory Foam Saddle Pad and Western High Density Performance Pads | EQUESTRIAN COLLECTIONS.COM

Drummer, the ESP pads are air ride? I have to go back and look again.

Kitten, I can't decide on those Skitos. I wish I could touch and feel one.


Question:

The felt, is it comfortable? Better?

I have the neoprine one is what I have. I thought it was good but I'm hearing that it's kind of cheesy. It was only about $50 and it's probably 6 or 8 years old. How often should you replace them? (something like this)

Reinsman Original Navajo Square Pad - Statelinetack.com
     
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    02-17-2012, 01:37 PM
  #22
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Originally Posted by farmpony84    
Kitten, I can't decide on those Skitos. I wish I could touch and feel one.
I've never seen one "in person" or I'd share the experience.

Hmmmm.... I just googled out of curiosity... Back on Track makes Western Pads (that go under the regular one): Back on Track Therapeutic Western Saddle Pad and Western High Density Performance Pads | EQUESTRIAN COLLECTIONS.COM . Never tried Western, but the english one I have really works. You can also consider Thinline western (it goes on top of regular pad): works really nicely.

Frankly I'm not a fan of neoprene pads.
     
    02-17-2012, 01:50 PM
  #23
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Thoughts on these?

Classic Equine Tough Enough ESP Wool Saddle Pad - Statelinetack.com

This one may be the same as the above...
Classic Equine ESP Wool Western Saddle Pad - Statelinetack.com
     
    02-17-2012, 01:52 PM
  #24
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Originally Posted by kitten_Val    
I've never seen one "in person" or I'd share the experience.

Hmmmm.... I just googled out of curiosity... Back on Track makes Western Pads (that go under the regular one): Back on Track Therapeutic Western Saddle Pad and Western High Density Performance Pads | EQUESTRIAN COLLECTIONS.COM . Never tried Western, but the english one I have really works. You can also consider Thinline western (it goes on top of regular pad): works really nicely.

Frankly I'm not a fan of neoprene pads.
That is one to consider as well. I'm not liking the reviews on the air rides.
     
    02-17-2012, 03:11 PM
  #25
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Originally Posted by farmpony84    

I Really like both of these pads..Both are really nice.. I was actually going to get the pink and black on but decided to just get a plain back pad for Lark..

I'm more a fan of the Classic Equine ESP and not the Air Rides - the Air Rides are Professional's Choice..


I'm not a fan of neoprene either..It gets slick when your horse sweats and will start to slide around.

The Reinsman Navajo pad isn't bad but I would rather spend the money on the ESP because it's better quality and I just have found that they have worked great for all three of my horses..
     
    02-17-2012, 03:50 PM
  #26
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I went with the weaver felt bottom memory foam. Hopefully I did good....
     
    02-17-2012, 03:52 PM
  #27
Green Broke
Okay, they definitely aren't bad pads..I hope it works out for you!
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    02-17-2012, 03:54 PM
  #28
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I can't believe I'm nervous over a saddle pad. What has gotten into me????
     
    02-17-2012, 04:38 PM
  #29
Green Broke
Lol I get like that too over any tack..until I see, feel, and try it out I always bounce back and forth..When I bought my saddle I was having a small panic attack but when I got it and used it I LOVED it..So I completely understand being nervous about spending money on something and you haven't seen or touched it!
     
    03-06-2012, 08:09 PM
  #30
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I used my weaver today! Riley is still the teeniest bit sore on his abscessed foot so I only walked and tiny jogs. I did trail obstacles mostly but he seemed to feel a little rounder and happier? I think?

One thing I really liked about the weaver was the tag that said MADE IN THE USA... How often do you see that anymore???

Also it says they are sending me a free stacey westfall CD.... I dunno, should be neat to watch?
     

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