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Kali 03-06-2012 09:05 PM

HELP! My saddle pad is rubbing my horse what do i do?
My saddle pad has rubbed my horse to the point where he has no hair on his back/hip area where the edge of the pad sits. I have tried using different pads and he's even had time off but nothing seems to be helping. Does anyone have any ideas of what I can do to fix it? Thanks!

Kayty 03-06-2012 09:40 PM

Is the pad too big?
Did the other pads rub as well?

Casey02 03-06-2012 09:48 PM

get a new pad, problem solved lol

Kayty 03-06-2012 09:55 PM


Originally Posted by Casey02 (Post 1395250)
get a new pad, problem solved lol

OP said they've tried other pads already

Kali 03-06-2012 10:27 PM

I have tried several different pads and they all seem to rub.I have used neoprene type one, fleece ones, and nothing seems to help. I think the problem is that his back is so short :s

mudpie 03-06-2012 10:31 PM

I'm guessing we're talking about a western pad? I'd say that you should find a smaller pad... Like a barrel pad? Worth a try! :D

trailhorserider 03-06-2012 10:45 PM

I have that problem with my Mustang. His back is short and slightly dipped and every saddle/pad seems to rub him. When I finally got a saddle that fits him great the rubbing is very minimal and doesn't go down to the skin. But before that the hair would get pretty short. It was/is always more noticable in the winter when his hair is long. In the summer the sweat seems to lubricate his back and keeps the hair shaving effect to a minimum.

It's possible it is the flare of your saddle skirt more than the pad. I really don't have a solution other than finding the right saddle and pad combination. But I sympathize!

WesternBella 03-06-2012 10:51 PM

Maybe a saddle problem? Just keep trying different ones or I would suggest a barrel pad =]
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SkyeDawn 03-07-2012 09:48 AM

Sounds like a saddle problem, not a saddle pad problem.

MangoRoX87 03-07-2012 12:29 PM

We need pictures of the saddle with pad on and off your horse, and show the rubbing.

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