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post #1 of 9 Old 06-10-2012, 05:36 AM Thread Starter
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saddle pads

Do you know those extra bits on your saddle pad to help secure it to the saddle? How do you find them? I find the bits that I pass my girth through at the bottom of the pad work really well, but the velcro straps that come off of the front of the saddle pad and are supposed to attach back onto the girth tabs just seem to pull the saddle pad onto my horse's wither. Am I doing something wrong or is this just a bad design?

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post #2 of 9 Old 06-10-2012, 07:05 AM
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i agree with you ! i dont often use the saddle pad tabs, but i always use the girth loop. i often just cut them off the saddle pad so they dont get in the way.

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post #3 of 9 Old 06-10-2012, 01:11 PM
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Thankfully my dressage pads don't have those annoying front straps! But for A/P pads I just remove them carefully (so the pad would look like it never had them). I always use girth straps though (on bottom of the pad).

Interesting enough my A/P Ecogold didn't have front straps to start with.

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post #4 of 9 Old 06-10-2012, 03:54 PM
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haha, I'm glad I'm not the only one that gets annoyed at those stupid straps. I just use the girth loops too
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post #5 of 9 Old 06-10-2012, 04:06 PM
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I never use those annoying tabs on saddle pads. But I find the girth loops quite useful to keep the pad from slipping. As a side note I do use the tabs on my half pad to keep it in place, and have never seen any adverse effects from that.
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post #6 of 9 Old 06-14-2012, 04:47 PM
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Haha.... I guess I'm the only loser who actually uses those. Oh welp.
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post #7 of 9 Old 06-14-2012, 09:18 PM
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I have that same problem! I think it really depends on what saddle you have because my jumping saddle has extra big knee blocks and the top strap doesn't work but then when I use the exact same saddle pad for my dressage saddle the tabs work fine because they don't have the extra padding to go around.
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post #8 of 9 Old 06-14-2012, 09:32 PM
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I used to use the front straps and attach them to the loops on the front of my English saddle just so they were doing something lol but yes, they are annoying.
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post #9 of 9 Old 06-14-2012, 09:44 PM
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They work really well with my saddle. Some of mine aren't velcro they're sewn together so you can't even use them lol I don't get it.
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