Originally Posted by HnA Tack
That's actually not true. (the comparison on the 2 brands). Diamond wool pads are needled - they have much less virgin wool in them & no where near the compression/concussion ratings of the 5 Stars. The 5 Stars are a pressed wool (felted) & have the highest rating out there. Not saying Diamond Wool pads are bad - but as someone else said, you get what you pay for. A really good (but lengthy :) article to read is Saddle Pads & What Manufacturers Don't Tell You! - 5star Equine Products The 5 Stars are the F10 & F11's they talk about.
As possibly guessed , 5 Star is my favorite pad & the ONLY ones I'll use. I will not use anything neoprene, open cell, closed cell, tacky too, air rides, foam, memory foam, etc - highest quality wool only for this old gal her ponies.
Lol so I'm going to believe an article written by the 5 star company on why their pads are better than everyone else's? Really? Yea no thank you lol.
I'm sorry but paying hundreds for a saddle pad is just insane. Those darn things cost more than my horse did. Don't see the logic in paying almost the same cost for a saddle pad as I pay for my monthly rent.