Originally Posted by BarrelAddict
Has anyone used pads like the 1st one, with the openings in the top? I have never used one or seen someone using one?
I have never used it, but I hate those neoprene pads.
Also your 3rd choice, I have used them, my biggest gripe about those is they are like two seperate pads sewn together where your horses spine would be.
When I place the saddle on my horses back I pull the pad upwards in the forks of my saddle so the pad isn't tight over the top of the withers(I hope this making sense). So after I cinch up and everything settles the pad always ended up being a little crooked, (which is my biggest pet peeve, I actually have reoccurring nightmares about it) because of that weird slack where the two pieces are sewn together.
This probably wouldn't bother anyone else but me, especially if you don't adjust your pad like I do.
Anyhow it's tough spending that much money on a pad you might end up hating....I know I have a tack room full of them. I always go back to the good 'ol standby, the old fashioned Diamond 100% wool pads and a wool blanket on top.