Hello! I am buying my horse a treeless saddle, I am looking at getting a Double T to see if I like it and if I do I am going to invest in a Bob Marshall in the summer. I know most people don't like Double T's but I just want to give treeless a try. My question is do you have to use a special pad? I have seen a lot of people not use the special pads but I don't want to risk it and hurt Ben's back. When I was doing some research someone said it was like riding your horse bareback and that is the reason you need a special pad but people ride bareback all the time without hurting their horses back, would someone clear this up for me? At the moment he has this pad,
Charmayne James SMx Air Ride Barrel Saddle Pad
But I am buying him this pad.
Professionals Choice SMx OrthoSport CJ Pad - Statelinetack.com
Would these pads work? Or would I need to buy him a special pad? Thanks!