Well, I am fairly new to this whole western thing, and am learning the best way to do stuff. Here is the issue. I ride with a 1/2" 5-star felt pad, covered with a "pretty" pad-most times Mayatex. I put on the 5-star-very careful to get it straight, then the "pretty one", making sure it is also straight and even.....then the saddle. Pull up the pad into the gullet, cinch up slightly losely and walk the 100 yds to the arena. By the time I get there, the pad (mostly the mayatex, but sometimes both) is all cattywampus, and I have to start over.
I am getting frustrated and have no idea how to resolve this. It has been suggested that I just get a 3/4 or 1" 5 star and use just that for every day, reserving the double pad scenario only when "pretty" is important. I really like pretty pads, and frankly hate to spend another $200 for another 5-star.
Any ideas? Thanks.