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post #1 of 5 Old 11-18-2011, 12:23 PM Thread Starter
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Question Showman Felt Saddle Pad?

I just ordered the above saddle pad. I was wondering if anyone's had any experience with the Showman wool felt blend saddle pads. I wanted a wool/felt work pad, but I didn't want to pay upwards of $100 for one. The showman ones go for just $50 on chick's. I know cheaper isn't always better, but it'll be a step up from what I'm using now and hopefully will last until I can afford to invest in a 5 star pad.

Anyway feel free to share if you love 'em or hate 'em. I'll be updating with my opinion once mine gets here.
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post #2 of 5 Old 11-25-2011, 10:43 PM
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I personally haven't used this specific one, but it should function perfectly well, assuming you aren't counting on it to work miracles (which no pad should really have to do).
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Most of the riders around here that use their horse for actual work (feedlots, ranches, etc) use pads very similar to that...maybe the same brand, I don't know.

One thing I would suggest though is that you buy a navajo blanket of some kind to use underneath the pad. Not only does it make cleaning much easier, but it will prevent the pad from moving down and wearing a sore on/around the withers (seen that happen a lot on pads with a cutback/cutout for the withers when used by itself).
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I have one like that, not sure if the brand is the same but the shape & material & venting is identical to that. I use that under my show blanket as liner I guess. Works very well. As I recall, I paid around $50 as well but that was about 10 years ago. So I would give this pad hmmm, 4 whinnies out of 5
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post #5 of 5 Old 11-26-2011, 02:11 PM
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I have a very simular one I also bought from "Chicks".
Yes I would buy it again. Lotta bang for the buck IMHO.

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