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post #1 of 9 Old 02-17-2012, 07:45 PM Thread Starter
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western saddle pad question

I have been riding my new QH with my English tack but I am now shopping around for some western tack for her..I will be purchasing the Dakota Trail saddle. I am using a riser pad under my English saddle so when I get a pad with the western saddle will I need anything special and/or comparable to the riser pad? Hope I am making sense
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post #2 of 9 Old 02-17-2012, 07:58 PM
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Depends on how much padding your horse needs. You could get a thick Tacky Too pad if you need more padding, I really love them. The saddle slips forward on my mare so I use that pad and build it up, and I have a horse with high whithers too that gets that to keep the saddle up.

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It can depend on your price range too..any specific amount?

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riser pads are for saddles that don't fit. SO are all the different correction pads. You are buying a new saddle, get one that fits to begin with and you only need a basic pad.
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It can depend on your price range too..any specific amount?
No particular price range......
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I personally love Classic Equine's line of pads...I use the contour ESP pads, I have for years and love them. If you're looking for something with a little more lift and correction I would try the Classic Equine BioFit pad. I haven't used it but I've seen it and have heard great things about it.

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would you go into a shoe store, buy shoes that don't fit, then try to get special socks and inserts to get them to fit ? Probably not. Then why on earth would someone that hasnt even bought the saddle yet be looking at risers and correction pads ?
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Maybe to get an idea of what's out there? Just because they posted they are looking for a correction pad doesn't mean they are just going to run out and buy it today...

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riser pads are for saddles that don't fit. SO are all the different correction pads. You are buying a new saddle, get one that fits to begin with and you only need a basic pad.
Or you have a greenie (or horse with no topline) whose back is changing constantly..... can't reflock/reshape the saddle on a day to day basis now can we?

And for the record, I wear inserts with every shoe I wear (minus heels) because I have bad feet and I need some more support. Riser pads or correctional pads (with the shims) help with that too.

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