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        01-18-2009, 03:06 PM
    Would this be good?

    We can ride our horse bareback but my husband wants a pad for him. We have a Percheron and I'm not sure if this will fit and also is it a good product? If not does anyone have any suggestions?

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        01-18-2009, 03:27 PM
    I have seen these things before, I think they are great, do not know the Brand, but careful inspections should tell you if it is sewn together with quality materials. It looks OK, and a 38" girth on the styles I have seen should work.
        01-18-2009, 03:30 PM
    I am not sure if the one you show would slide around or not. That's the thing to look out for.

    I got a Rider's Choice brand new on Ebay for $130 and I LOVE it! It's as good as my saddle but has that close contact and doesn't get my butt dirty!

    While researching bareback pads I had a lot of people recommend the Best Friend pad. That too can be bought on Ebay and a few horse catalogs. I've never heard anyone complain about them and they are about $69 I think. They come in both english and western.
        01-18-2009, 03:33 PM
    Thank you both!

    Horsegma I completely forgot about the slipping part! I'm glad I asked this :)

    I'm going to look at the other ones you suggested as well, thanks!
        01-18-2009, 03:35 PM
    I looked at the one I posted again and it doesn't look like theres any slip protecting things under the pad so I guess I won't be going with that one!
        01-18-2009, 03:52 PM
    You can always put some sort of saddle pad or slip pad on it so it doesn't slip.

    I would suggest that if you did use it, to cut off the stirrups. Those can be extremely dangerous.

    I have this bareback pad. The bottom of the pad has non-slip stuff, as well as the girth.

    If the girth won't fit your horse, see if you can get a larger one.

    Eta: this is the bareback pad I have http://www.bestfriendequine.com/englishstyle.html
    Its' never slipped or anything.
        01-18-2009, 04:06 PM
    Ok so stirrups are bad for bareback pads?
        01-18-2009, 04:22 PM
    Yes because there is no real structure to the bareback pad. With a saddle, you have a tree and more material to it to be able to have stirrups.
        01-18-2009, 04:35 PM
    Ok that's good to know! I learned something new today :)

    I didn't think stirrups sounded right on a bareback pad but I'm new to all this so I wasn't sure. Thanks for letting me know!
        01-18-2009, 04:37 PM
    Stirrups give you a false sense of security.

    One of the ideas behind a bareback pad is balance. Using the stirrups would defeat that.

    Then too if you get into trouble and "brace" your feet in those stirrups and your saddle slips you are going to be under the horse in no time flat!

    I didn't see that the one you had posted had stirrups. I'm glad Appylover did.

    Like I said, I really don't think you could go wrong with the Best Friend pad. I really like my Rider's Choice, but it cost twice as much. I think you will hear from more people like Appylover who like their Best Friend.

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