Ok-this stems from another thread:
girth to cinch size converion? + western saddle pads?
There was a discussion about how the pads go. There seems to be 2 distinctly different trains of thought. One has the thinner "Navajo" type (or solid color) "pretty pad" UNDER the actual functional thicker wool felt pad.
The other option is that the "pretty pad" goes on TOP of the functional (not usually pretty) pad. Which do you do? Is this a regional preference? Or is it discipline?
Personally, I had NEVER seen anyone use pads like they are used in that thread. I have always seen the "pretty" pad on top. In fact, I just opened up my new issue of Reiner-and, yup-prettypads are on top. Every picture of WP I have seen, they are on top.
Is this something that is different for barrel racers and endurance because of slipping? I trail ride-sometimes pretty hard, but have never had a problem......
Anyway-I am puzzled.