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post #1 of 3 Old 10-07-2008, 08:02 PM Thread Starter
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saddle pads for shark fin tb's

Right now I use a close-contact numnah pad under my saddle on my tb mare. But I think maybe I need something else, a little extra padding in there, especially above her withers (or shark fins, lol). She hasn't acted funny, like its been uncomfortable for her, but I just wanted to close up the space a little in there. I tried a keyhole but it was too thick and looked dumb. Is there some sort of flatter type of pad that would work? Or is she ok with just the one pad??

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post #2 of 3 Old 10-07-2008, 08:43 PM
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My husband's Anglo Arabian (TBxArab) gelding goes well in a Skito Correction Pad with Shoulder Bridge shims. The shoulder bridge shims are designed to fill in for horses without a lot of muscle on either side of the withers, behind the shoulder blades. If your saddle fits well, then go with the 1/2" foam and 1/2" shim. That shouldn't change your saddle fit (the foam smooshes down some when you're in the saddle), but it will still provide good protection for his back/withers.
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post #3 of 3 Old 10-08-2008, 01:12 AM
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Is the saddle fitting well? If so, a saddle pad shouldn't be anything more than keeping the saddle clean.
Having said that, I use a saddle pad and a (thinner) half pad on my gelding. Denny is so darn skinny I want to protect his back a little more than with just a pad. I use a half pad by Cottage Craft; it's a slightly thinner pad than you see with the Mattes or Christ pads, but offers a really good quality sheepskin - at a quarter of the price.


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