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post #1 of 16 Old 01-20-2012, 12:22 AM Thread Starter
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The search of saddle pads

Gah, so, when I purchased a used English saddle a while back; it already came with a half pad, a dirty, white, fleece, half pad. After buying the saddle, I was completely broke, so I delt with it, and used it after it was washed. Anyhow, I am now looking into a new saddle pad, as I am sick and tired of the old one, plus it has been beat down so much it doesnt provide hardly any padding.

I came to the conclusion that I was going to use a half pad, and under that an all purpose saddle pad for added comfort. That is what I have in mind, but I am open.

We dont show, and dont plan to in the immediate future, so a specific color wont be necessary at the moment.

He doesnt have any back problems, its not sore, and doesnt require any special pad.

So, if I stick with the idea of half pad+ all purpose pad, I am at a complete loss of what colors to choose.

Preferably, I would like Lime green, as he has Lime polos, and a lime halter, and a lime brow band. But, since the saddle is such a funky color, I dont know what will match. AND, Since I will also be getting a all purpose pad underneath, I have no idea what two, or one color(s) will go together.

Ideas, for another saddle pad idea, for saddle pad coloring, or whatever!?

I wanted a Lime green Zebra (Yes, a tad radical) With a lime green half pad, but I doubt that will match. Just an idea. Anyhow, so please, if their is a specific saddle pad you love, or a color combination, PLEASE answer!

I most of all though, want enough comfort for my horse. If its not comfortable for him, then its is useless. I cant pay more than 100$, just not possible.

This is him, so you can see his saddle and coloring.



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post #2 of 16 Old 01-20-2012, 12:41 AM
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Why not get a zebra pad with a white or black half pad? The second link you posted also isn't a half pad, it's just a different style saddle pad :) I know some people who like to use both kinds though for the extra padding.
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Why not get a zebra pad with a white or black half pad? The second link you posted also isn't a half pad, it's just a different style saddle pad :) I know some people who like to use both kinds though for the extra padding.
Will the black on the zebra print pad match his saddle... or...? The saddle pad I have right now slips onto the saddle, so they become one. Is their a specific name for that kind of pad? Or, is that what a half pad is?

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Will the black on the zebra print pad match his saddle... or...? The saddle pad I have right now slips onto the saddle, so they become one. Is their a specific name for that kind of pad? Or, is that what a half pad is?
I think the black on the pad would match the brown saddle fine, but that's just me. What do you mean the pad you have now slips onto the saddle? The green one in the link you put is just a saddle pad, this is a half pad: Saddles Tack Horse Supplies - ChickSaddlery.com ExSelle Wither Relief Half Pad
What I was trying to say was that some people at my barn use the fleece pad on top of the regular pad for more padding. Some use a half pad on top of the regular saddle pad. Hope this makes sense..
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The pad you are using is quite popular. PS, you need to move your saddle back until the pommel is even with the cantle. Otherwise it will sore the horse and you will feel pushed back.
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I think the black on the pad would match the brown saddle fine, but that's just me. What do you mean the pad you have now slips onto the saddle? The green one in the link you put is just a saddle pad, this is a half pad: Saddles Tack Horse Supplies - ChickSaddlery.com ExSelle Wither Relief Half Pad
What I was trying to say was that some people at my barn use the fleece pad on top of the regular pad for more padding. Some use a half pad on top of the regular saddle pad. Hope this makes sense..
The pad actually slips onto the saddle. It has pockets on it that slip onto the underside of the flap. So, this wont fit the same, as a half pad? Like, will it show more of the pad than a half pad? No, it makes sense.

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The pad you are using is quite popular. PS, you need to move your saddle back until the pommel is even with the cantle. Otherwise it will sore the horse and you will feel pushed back.
Is their a name for the pad I am using? I like how it slips onto the saddle, and would be more than willing to purchase another one. Alright, I have always wanted to know the 'standard' rule for knowing where the saddle should sit, thanks.

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The pad you're using is called a numnah. What do you mean it slips on to the saddle?
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The pad you're using is called a numnah. What do you mean it slips on to the saddle?
Alright, give me a few minutes. I am going to go take a picture, I cant explain how it works. One moment.

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the saddle pad you are using now is what i've always heard referred to as a "shaped" pad (as opposed to a "square" pad). a half pad is just that - HALF of the regular type pad as it only touches where the panels of your saddle are and does not cover down to the flaps.
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yes i know what you mean about the pockets. i haven't seen a saddle pad like that in a long time. we did have them at the lesson barn i rode at as a kid though so we're talking 20 or so years ago they were popular.
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