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    01-22-2013, 10:10 AM
Thoughts on potential western saddle pads

I'm looking around on ebay for a new-to-me saddle pad. I found a few and would like opinions.

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    01-22-2013, 10:23 AM
Green Broke
What are you looking for? Each of those pads are different. And what is your budget? I personally prefer wool felt for western pads and like them at 1in thick. All 3 of those pads are rather thin. I am assuming you have a barrel saddle since you are looking at smaller pads?
    01-22-2013, 10:34 AM
I'm looking for something that is 1/2"-3/4" thick. I have one now that is 1" thick and it's too thick for my horse. I also need something short because my 30" long pad is rubbbing on his butt. The saddle is barrel shaped and is 26-27" long. My budget (including shipping) is around $100 at the absolute max and even then my husband won't be too happy about it.
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    01-22-2013, 10:50 AM
Green Broke
Well the 3rd one I belive you can get new at fleet farm for around $30. But I thought it was rather flimsy when I actually looked at it. If you can go to a store and kind of feel out what the pads are like you can try looking online for cheaper prices.

Personally I love Diamond wool pads. There are so many different options.

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    01-22-2013, 11:11 AM
I second the diamond wool pads.. god pad for a decent price.
    01-22-2013, 11:11 AM
I'm not familiar with fleet farm. Is that like a tractor supply type of store?

The only pads I've seen around here are the weaver brand piss and I don't know anything about their quality. I only use it for schooling in my western saddle. We don't trail ride or anything.
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    01-22-2013, 11:23 AM
Green Broke
Yes like a tsc. Reinsman is just like weaver in my opinion. Seem to be about same quality. Search the diamond website. I found another round one for $44
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    01-22-2013, 11:59 AM
I looked on the diamond wool website. I found 2 pads that might work. One is over $200, lol, and the other is $70, but it's an endurance pad and I have a barrel shaped saddle with the round skirts, so I'm not sure it would fit. The big problem I have is finding one thin enough, but still supportive and as short as possible. All while remaining affordable for me. Ahh, the joys of owning a very short-backed arab.
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    01-22-2013, 12:08 PM
Green Broke
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That one would work. When they size them they do drop first then length. So a 33x28 is only 28 in long. I have a very short backed arab and my saddle is only 22in long, this is the pad I have for it and it works great.

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That is an inch thick but there are so many that come in 1/2 in

Edit: the endurance pads are also made for barrel saddles.
    01-22-2013, 02:41 PM
I wasn't sure about the fit versus the saddle, but I'm glad you clarified that for me.
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