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RandysWifey 06-11-2012 09:27 PM

Contoured saddle pad?
SO I want to buy Sky a western saddle pad. I want to get something contoured (the current one I've been borrowing is contoured and we both like it) and in turquoise to match his colors. The only thing I can find is either in felt or in wool. Do y'all think it would be too hot in the summer? The one we are borrowing now is a neoprene but I'll be danged if I cant find one in the color I want AND contoured.

franknbeans 06-11-2012 09:29 PM

I have a 5 star contoured which I lOVE. It is black, and only 3/4' thick so that I can put any pretty pad I want on top. Breathes much better than anything else in the heat.

RandysWifey 06-11-2012 09:36 PM

frank-really?? sweet! That makes me feel a lot better! I just looked on there site and I do like the way there pads look!

franknbeans 06-11-2012 09:53 PM

Love love love my 5 star!

Skyseternalangel 06-11-2012 10:57 PM

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Kind of bumping this up cause I have a few questions myself.

Do people prefer a wool, felt, or neoprene/gel/etc. for the base of the pad?
Are there any pads you recommend?

I know Amanda (the OP) had a few that she asked me to look at but I have no experience with them so can't really be all that helpful lol.

WesternBella 06-11-2012 10:58 PM

I like my fluffy saddle pad ;D

But I am looking into a better summer one :)

I am team contoured all the way, I hate the big square ones :/
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Skyseternalangel 06-11-2012 11:25 PM

On a Mission!!
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I'm browsing too, here is a few that I've found on ebay. Figure it's worth sharing them here rather than just email so we can get some opinions :)

Triple E Classic Trail Tack - Contoured Pad NEW | eBay
ReinSman TackyToo Blue Saddle Pad #24681T 32 X 32 Contour Brand NEW NIP | eBay
New Contoured Thick Fleece Western Saddle Pad Blanket-Horse Tack Teal | eBay
New Contoured Thick Fleece Western Saddle Pad Blanket-Horse Tack Blue | eBay
Professional's Choice SMx HD Air Ride Comfort Fit Contoured Alpine Pad 33x38 782146261117 | eBay

(We can go 50/50 on the pads, btw..)

Anyone have experience with these pads?

Or these

Horse Saddle Pad Cordura Wool Felt 32 X 31 Tack Tough Equine Turquoise PD on eBay!
Saddles Tack Horse Supplies - Cool Colors Contoured Pad & Tack Set

Any and all advice appreciated since we want to get a good pad for Sky.

WesternBella 06-11-2012 11:28 PM

Sky, I thought you rode English?

And I'm happy with a good old mustang pad so I would go with the first one just because I love that turquoise...but that's just me! Obviously the more expensive ones are better quality :)
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Skyseternalangel 06-11-2012 11:34 PM

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I do!

But my lessee rides Western (the OP) :) And so we found a western saddle for Sky and we're slowly getting him western stuff, including his own custom headstall which will be done tomorrow.

RandysWifey 06-11-2012 11:35 PM

WesternBella-she does :) I ride western on him and we're trying to build his western tack a little since she wants to continue with it when she comes home as well as Dressage :) We wanna stick with turquoise on the pad since his western colors are turqoise and brown-I really like that first one too!

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