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post #1 of 28 Old 09-14-2011, 12:45 PM Thread Starter
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When to replace saddle pad...

How can I tell when its time to replace an English Saddle pad? Tequilas is kind of thin and I am not sure how thick it should be. I am use to the nice thick western pads and hers is no where near that thick.

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post #2 of 28 Old 09-14-2011, 12:50 PM
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English pads are always typically thing unless you buy the kind with the extra "fluff." they should last for years as long as they are taken care of and don't rip. A monthly run through the washer should do the trick.

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post #3 of 28 Old 09-14-2011, 12:51 PM
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In theory your pad is only there to keep your saddle a little cleaner when you ride. If your saddle fits properly a thick pad is not needed (or even a good thing).

As long as your pad is still functioning with out clumps or bumps it is fine.

Now....having a saddle pad issue, I say you can never have enough saddle pads so for sure you are in need of a new pad.


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A monthly run through the washer should do the trick.
Monthly? You really only wash once per month?
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post #4 of 28 Old 09-14-2011, 01:01 PM Thread Starter
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[QUOTE=Alwaysbehind;1172716]Now....having a saddle pad issue, I say you can never have enough saddle pads so for sure you are in need of a new pad.QUOTE]

Yippie an excuse to go shopping! Sounds like I may need to become a tackaholic member. LOL < This is me running to the tack shop!
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post #5 of 28 Old 09-14-2011, 01:04 PM
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AB, I have like 29849032 different saddle pads so I used them all up until they get dirty, throw them all in the washer (my mom always yells when I do "small" loads) and then have all of those clean ones again. So about once a month our laundry room becomes a tack cleaning room.

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Ooooh, that makes sense. I was worried there for a minute that you used the same pad for a month and then washed it. <--- Me thinking about using a saddle pad with a months worth of sweat crusties on it.
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Oh god no! Ew that makes me want to vomit thinking about the smell, haha.

I do have a lets call it synthetic cause I have no idea what it really is girth. Can I put that in the washer? It reeks worse then a fat man running a marathon.

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post #8 of 28 Old 09-14-2011, 01:56 PM
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Nicole, I wash my neoprene girth and reins, and biothane bridle and stirrup leathers, and anything nylon (halter, example) in the washing machine on COLD, AND DO NOT DRY. Hang them to dry. So easy! Just throw them all in an old pillowcase or two and tie closed before you wash them to keep the buckles from clanging too much, keep the reins/girths from wrapping around things, and to keep the inevitable horsehair from clogging your washer!
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*Looks sheepish and draws circles in the dirt with her toe...*

I don't remember the last time I washed my saddle pad Always. I make sure it gets dried out, and brush the hair off of it though!
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