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post #1 of 15 Old 06-01-2012, 07:41 PM Thread Starter
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Saddle Pads - Whats your opinion?

What is the best saddle pad to get for a horse in training that will be trail riding eventully as well as a bit of obstacles or just pleasure riding...?

I would like to know which pad everyone has had the best experience with. :)
(sorry if there was once a thread on this, i searched and didnt find any..)
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post #2 of 15 Old 06-01-2012, 07:55 PM
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Western or English and does your horse have any special needs??? I use a biofit on my horse because he needs the build up for his high withers.

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Do you ride English or Western?

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Silly me, when i typed this, i meant to put western but i guess since i said it in my head it must've counted lol!

Western please
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MK, I started my horses in Western saddle and did lots of trail riding for while. I really liked Reinsman pad I got from my local TSC. It stayed in great shape with all the use and washing I did (I eventually sold it when I switched to English). Of course you can look into more expensive ones (like SMX pads), but those $60+ I paid for my Reinsman definitely was not waste of money and still on reasonable side. :)

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Thanks for that suggestion!! Ill look into it! I used to just ride with a regular saddle pad but now a days its so complex so i just want her to have a comfortable ride :)
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I like the reinsman tacky too pads. SMX Air Ride pads are worthless IMHO. I have never had a more ill-fitting pad, and it slipped all over the place....:/

Pssh.I didn't pick up the wrong lead
It's called a counter canter...
...A very advanced maneuver.
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I've been using this one with our gelding for about 6 months, and am quite happy with it:

Ranch Tough Contoured Pad

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post #9 of 15 Old 06-03-2012, 01:32 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks guys!
Out of curiousity, do either pads help keep the horses back somewhat cool? Or relieve pressure?
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SMX Air Ride pads are worthless IMHO. I have never had a more ill-fitting pad, and it slipped all over the place....:/
Really?? I'm quite surprised to hear that. Granted I never bought one for myself (as I never had a need, and they are quite pricey), but people working with cutting horses around here definitely prefer them over everything else.

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