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  • Skito pad for shoulder impingement horse
  • Is there a better pad than skito

 
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    08-03-2009, 11:21 AM
  #11
Green Broke
Oh, forgot to mention, the Skito shims are tapered, so there is a smooth transition from no shim to shim. ThinLine shims are cut square, so there is a ridge at the edge of the shim. Some horses don't like that ridge feeling (mine was one of those, of course, lol).
     
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    08-03-2009, 01:08 PM
  #12
Foal
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Originally Posted by CiscoKidd    
Ok, I'll get the shims as well. One more question (sorry!) do you have the thinline or ultra thinline? Here's the one I'm looking at---

TL Trifecta All Cotton Half Pad and Half Pads with Saddle Fit Adjustment*|*EQUESTRIAN COLLECTIONS.COM

Thanks!
oops! I'm sorry, I was asking mudypony. I should have quoted it before.

The Skito sounds really great as well. I'm going to ride this afternoon and maybe i'll take a few pics for you guys to see if it needs to be lifted a lot, or a little. Thank you SO much for your help everyone!
     
    08-03-2009, 01:25 PM
  #13
Yearling
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One more question (sorry!) do you have the thinline or ultra thinline?
I have the ultra thinline and I love it, but I've also never tried the regular thinline so I'm not sure which is my favorite yet.

I've never used a Skito pad before but if your saddle needs more "rise" in the back than what the Thinline provides you might want to check into them.
     
    08-03-2009, 07:42 PM
  #14
Foal
Here are some pictures- what do you guys think? A a lot of rise? Or a little?

With square pad---


With half pad & square pad--



& one for fun, Cisco all matchy matchy with his black accessories

     
    08-03-2009, 08:17 PM
  #15
Trained
It doesn't look like it needs much lift at all to me. Not an expert on jumping saddles though, so could be wrong! Looks like you could scoot it back an inch or two though, and that would help.
     
    08-03-2009, 10:08 PM
  #16
Green Broke
Hmm, I want to see 3/4 front angle with NO pad, lightly girthed, showing the WHOLE shoulder. I am afraid the saddle might be too narrow for your horse. It looks like it's sitting too high in front, not too low in back.
     
    08-04-2009, 10:31 AM
  #17
Foal
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Originally Posted by luvs2ride1979    
Hmm, I want to see 3/4 front angle with NO pad, lightly girthed, showing the WHOLE shoulder. I am afraid the saddle might be too narrow for your horse. It looks like it's sitting too high in front, not too low in back.
I will get more pictures this afternoon with no pad & at a different angle. Thanks for your answer.
     
    08-04-2009, 06:51 PM
  #18
Foal
Hope these show more.

My trainer observed him at a W/T/C and she said he moved well in it. The only suggestion she had was to rise the back up a bit.






The front






     
    08-05-2009, 09:08 AM
  #19
Green Broke
Hmm. It looks better balanced without any pad. The front tree angle is a tad steep for his shoulder, but not bad, and the width is decent. I don't think it needs to be lifted up at all. However, the Ultra ThinLine Trifecta pad will give you some protection, and you can get some rear shims and play around with it. See how it rides with and without them.

Whatever you do, do NOT use that wool/sheepskin half pad again, and make sure your reqular pads are THIN.

How does his sweat marks look after your ride?
     
    08-05-2009, 10:35 AM
  #20
Foal
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Originally Posted by luvs2ride1979    
Hmm. It looks better balanced without any pad. The front tree angle is a tad steep for his shoulder, but not bad, and the width is decent. I don't think it needs to be lifted up at all. However, the Ultra ThinLine Trifecta pad will give you some protection, and you can get some rear shims and play around with it. See how it rides with and without them.

Whatever you do, do NOT use that wool/sheepskin half pad again, and make sure your reqular pads are THIN.

How does his sweat marks look after your ride?
Thank You so much for your advice, I really appreciate it.
As for his sweat marks, his spine area is usually dry. I will be ordering the Ultra Thinline Trifecta today.

Thanks again!!
     

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