As a barrel racer I work my horse quite hard for quite a while every day, so I like to use the best pads possible.
One of my favourites are the CSI Saddle pads. They make a great saddle pad with an inside breathable layer and a shock absorbing pad built within the top layer to distribute the weight of the saddle and rider evenly over your horses back. Their pads are awesome for any discipline. They have great reviews no matter where you go. Here is a link; CSI Saddle Pads
. This will tell you everything there is to know about these amazing saddle pads!
Another favourite for me would be the Professional Choice SMx Air Ride saddle pads. Again, another great, breathable and durable saddle pad that is a little bit cheaper than the CSI Pads. Me and my horses both love everything professional choice, including medicine boots, bell boots and saddle pads. The saddle pads also provide the horse with maximum comfort, or an "Air Ride", as the name suggests. I personally like the Air Ride pads with the high wither in them as I have a large-shouldered and high-withered quarter horse who needs all the room up there that she can get. There are many different Air Ride types, as well as colours and patterns. I Just recently Purchased the SMx Air Ride OrthoSport Saddle Pad
as it provides maximum comfort in the shoulders with an added pad for shock absorption and the high withers giving my horse more room to move. To get a closer look at the Professional Choice saddle pads or even any Professional Choice Products (which I personally love) you can visit the Professional Choice
website! Each product has a very informative description helping you find whats suited for you and your horse.
Hope this helped! Good luck finding a good saddle pad for you and your horse :)