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post #1 of 10 Old 05-23-2008, 08:45 AM Thread Starter
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Tacky makes him wacky!

I recently purchased a Reinsman Tacky Too saddle pad (for a pretty penny) Oh so happy was I to upgrade from the simple wool pad and blanket, my horse looked brilliant!

Only when I mounted, he freaked, bucking and snorting! Very unusual behavior for my 14 year old gelding.

I noticed when I took it off, it created a roll, something that the product claims to prevent. I was pinching him the entire length of his back!

So, my question, could I have been doing something wrong in the way I placed it on him? Too far back, to high??? Anyone else with this issue? Did I waste my money?

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post #2 of 10 Old 05-23-2008, 09:10 AM
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I hate to say you wasted your money. It may have been the crease that caused the discomfort. My horse goes goofy too when I have used a tacky pad. No bucking and snorting but stopping dead refusing to move forward and turning to bite at me/the pad. My husband uses the reinsman tacky pad and his horse has no problems with it. I'd say try it again, make sure you are lifting it well up into the gullet. If its creasing severly I would call the company and tell them about it. It may be a defect in your pad.


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post #3 of 10 Old 05-23-2008, 11:12 AM
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I feel your pain. I bought one for me and one for my husband's horse. I hate them.

All that money wasted.

I just need to clean them up and then on to ebay they go....


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post #4 of 10 Old 05-23-2008, 10:32 PM Thread Starter
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Ok, I gave that tacky saddle pad another try and almost ended up in the dirt, again, he had pressure sores. So much for that, silly me wrote his name on it too!
Thanks for your replies, I think I'll ask for people's opinions here BEFORE buying something new!

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post #5 of 10 Old 05-24-2008, 12:09 AM
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Depending on where you wrote his name...you may be able to remove it and return the pad. Hairspray works wonders for removing Permanent Marker. Even still, I'd contact the company about a refund.

I wanted to see what this Tacky Too pad was all about and did a google search. I came across a funny product review at:

http://www.horsetackreview.com/review-display/2319.html

My favorite part (sounds like you!): "Side affects to include bucking, snorting, farting, and sometimes the feeling the ground is closing in on you fast."
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post #6 of 10 Old 05-24-2008, 10:34 PM Thread Starter
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Well, thanks for pointing that link out to me, I had a good laugh! I will be calling the manufacturer, but somehow I have the feeling that they may tell me to buck off and I'll have to start scrubbing!

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post #7 of 10 Old 05-25-2008, 03:17 PM
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I'd buy a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser and start scrubbing it won't take long dependin on where you wrothe his name. Sorry for the loss of money and the sores. :(

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post #8 of 10 Old 05-25-2008, 07:06 PM Thread Starter
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Wow, I feel really strange referring to you as "dumas" but thank you for the tip, I have them on hand to use when I clean the house, which is when I am not cleaning the barn, but I'm cleaning the barn all the time,so I have plenty of sponges!

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post #9 of 10 Old 05-26-2008, 09:14 PM
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lol...I love the magic erasers and its ok to call me dumas...we pronounce it here like Doomas but when we got the horse his name was dumb-a$$.... I just hated that they called him that....he is head shy and they didn't like him much. We tried for about 2 months to come up with a good name that fit him...and Dumas just stuck. If it really bothers you my given name is Amy

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post #10 of 10 Old 05-26-2008, 09:27 PM Thread Starter
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Hi Amy,
Good call on changing his name. Not nice to call a horse a swear word, I mean I can understand if every now and then :roll: but not permanently!

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