I am very partial to felt pads. They seem to do a much better job of what a saddle pad is supposed to do. Plus, they don't fall apart as easy and do a better job of cooling the horse (in my opinion).
I just started lessons at a new barn, and my instructor has me using what I believe to be a 3/4 inch felt western pad.
I was looking through a catalog today looking for one to go with the new saddle I am hoping to purchase soon and have decided that they should definitely come in more colors than just...grey.
Also, opinions on felt pads? Thanks. =)