Those blanket type deals may well be the western pads. There are many more variations of Western pads, then there are English. At least from what I've seen.
Some people use a thin wool blanket and then a heavier pad. I don't like to use two pads. Depending on the horse, saddle and the type of ride, I will either use a heavy wool felt pad, a cotton blanket, or a fleece lined type of pad. I have even used old blankets from the house! But no one ever sees me ride, so that's OK! :) :)
Last edited by NorthernMama; 04-21-2011 at 10:50 PM.