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    03-27-2012, 09:27 PM
Western Saddle Pads

What brands? What thickness? Been using my trainer's saddle pad and she needs it back for her new leaser so buying my own now.
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    03-27-2012, 09:32 PM
Green Broke
What have you been using?
    03-27-2012, 09:35 PM
Green Broke
It all depends on your budget too.. I love the Classic Equine ESP pads.. but I also like the Impact Gel pads and the Classic Equine BioFit.
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    03-27-2012, 09:41 PM
Green Broke
I agree with Drum...those are good pads. I have the Bio-Fit for our little gray mare...awesome pad.

Just for a working pad if there are no special needs, I like a good ol fashioned Diamond wool pad. They are real wool, they wick moisture and cool the back and they have lasted with heavy riding.
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    03-27-2012, 10:28 PM
Thanks for all the suggestions so far.

I'm not sure what we were using...a very thick pad, pretty basic nothing fancy but it was a nice pad. The chiropractor approved it. I asked my trainer the name of it but she didn't remember.
    03-28-2012, 03:20 PM
I usually use a Classic Equine ESP pad also, but there are lots and lots and lots of great pads out there. My recommendation is go with natural materials and don't go too thick. The better your saddle fits, the less important the saddle pad.
    03-28-2012, 03:29 PM
Originally Posted by Saddle Gal    
The better your saddle fits, the less important the saddle pad.
Amen to that! I just switched to a Classic Equine ESP pad, and it took care of the dry spots my saddle was leaving. I'm having a new saddle custom built, but at least now I don't feel as bad about riding in the old one while I wait for it to get here.

The only thing I've noticed about the ESP pads is it takes a bit longer for them to break in and conform to your horse's back.
    03-28-2012, 07:12 PM
Those of you that have recommended Classic Equine ESP pads -- When I search for them I get all sorts of results....wool top, felt top, contoured wool top, etc etc etc

    03-28-2012, 07:49 PM
Personally, I prefer 100% wool felt. When I switched to western, I cam here, asked around, and ended up with a 5 star pad. I prefer the butterfly skirt, which you can't get with other pads, and I got a 3/4" so that I could put a pretty pad over it for shows. I am now thinking of getting another, a 1" for the days I don't feel like doing that. I have a less expensive felt pad I bought before I knew better, and there is a HUGE difference in feel. THe 5 star is a really nice felt. No question. I personally do not like anything with artificial stuff like neoprene, etc., but that is just me. It just breathes way better with the all natural.

I know Stagecoach does't deal in 5-Star, but the may be able to order you a classic Equine-I did like the look os the ESP that has a wool underpad.........
    03-29-2012, 12:43 AM
Green Broke
I have a wool top with the memory foam felt bottom....the pink and brown.

Classic Equine ESP II Wool Western Saddle Pad - Statelinetack.com

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