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post #21 of 32 Old 01-06-2012, 11:22 PM
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I (and my horses and the horses of my clients) prefer wool flocking (or even foam) over air panels. Air doesn't absorb concussion hence the bounciness everyone is talking about while wool will absorb concussion. Think about a basketball- the more air you put in the more it will bounce! If the rider can feel a bounce what does the horse feel?

If you can't find a Wintec without the Cair panel look at the Thorowgood synthetic saddle at Dover Saddlery. I think they are more comfortable for both horse and rider as well as being wool flocked and most importantly...less expensive.
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post #22 of 32 Old 01-07-2012, 03:48 AM
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I had a saddler tell me that CAIR panels can actually concentrate the concussion on to a horse's back because it doesn't spread out as evenly as wool.
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I work in a tack shop. All of our sponsored riders choose to ride with CAIR on their own horses and clients horses.

CAIR panels are adjustable - laser cut foam pieces either 4mm or 8mm thick shaped to fit either the front, middle or back of the panels.

I don't lean one way or the other, but I don't think CAIR is horrible.
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I have been a saddle fit consultant for years and have found that most horses will prefer wool flocking over the Cair panels(yes, the above comment about concentrating the concussion is one of the reasons). I have also found that if given the choice between a Wintec panel shape (under the cantle) which can be a bit pointed and "A" shaped and a Thorowgood panel shape the horses prefer the flatter, broader Thorowgood panel. The Thorowgood is also adjustable with a multiple of gullet plate sizes from regular to XXwide for drafts and wide ponies.

PS I am not a rep for Thorowgood but I still put riders on a budget in them with great results for both horse and rider.
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I don't think CAIR is horrible. In fact, if the saddle will regularly be used on a variety of horses, it has some advantages. My horses like it. I find it a bit bouncy feeling, but my horses don't mind.

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Hi. I am having a REALLY hard time finding a saddle fitter to remove my bates cair panels and replace with wool. Would you please send me your saddlers name? I would REALLY appreciate it!
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I have to say that I've ridden in two saddles with CAIR and had no issues with either one. Neither did my horse.
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adinteriors- I will PM you some contact info. I am not comfortable posting someone's contact info on a public forum without their permission.
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Hi. I am having a REALLY hard time finding a saddle fitter to remove my bates cair panels and replace with wool. Would you please send me your saddlers name? I would REALLY appreciate it!
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where are you located? that might help. :)
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post #30 of 32 Old 02-15-2012, 04:50 PM
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I would contact the manufacturer and have them do it if it is even possible. Or sell it and start over
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