- - 5 star saddle pads
|joseeandjade11 ||06-20-2013 11:56 PM |
5 star saddle pads
I'm wondering if anyone here has a 3/4'' and a 7/8'' 5 star pad that could show me a picture of the thickness to compare them both. I've never seen or felt one before and i want to get one because i hear extremely positive comments about then but i'm debating between the 3/4 and the 7/8 but without seeing them it's hard to choose!
Just want to see pics of the thickness to compare before ordering online ;)
Thanks in advance!!
|gigem88 ||06-21-2013 07:50 AM |
I only have the 7/8 pad, but they are the Cadillacs of saddle pads.
|lkjhorse927 ||06-21-2013 03:22 PM |
My mom has a tack shop and they have 5 Star Pads.... Just like gigem88 said, they are VERY high quality pads.
|franknbeans ||06-21-2013 04:23 PM |
I only have a 3/4". Not that big a difference either way, IMO. Are you going to use a pad over it? That was why I went with the 3/4". I use a "pretty " pad over it and they are about 1/4" thick.
|joseeandjade11 ||06-21-2013 06:08 PM |
I do have a beautiful teal Showman blanket that i would like to put on top from time to time. I will probably use it more alone then with the blanket. Franknbeans, is it possible to have a picture taken to see the thickness of the pad please if you can or don't mind? ;)
|beau159 ||06-21-2013 06:09 PM |
I've got a 1/2" and I LOVE it.
|franknbeans ||06-21-2013 07:35 PM |
I will try, but it is 3/4" thick. Same as on a ruler, but I will try tomorrow. I debated thicknesses too, but was told (by 2 really good sources)that over 3/4 was probably too thick to use with a blanket and I use them about 90% of the time. I also have butterfly shape-not sure if that makes a difference, but I love it, since I have a reiningsaddle and the pad matches the shape.
|trailhorserider ||06-22-2013 12:12 PM |
Originally Posted by franknbeans
I debated thicknesses too, but was told (by 2 really good sources)that over 3/4 was probably too thick to use with a blanket and I use them about 90% of the time.
I think it depends on how wide your saddle is compared to your horse. I have one which I believe is 3/4" that I use with a single layer Mayatex blanket all the time. But now that you mention it, I have never actually measured it, so maybe I should to that. (I got it second hand from a friend). My friend is using 1" right now alone, and I DO think that 1" is too thick to use with a blanket.
I am 90% sure I am using a 3/4" right now with a blanket. The blankets come in different thicknesses too. Take a single layer Mayatex blanket for example. They come in 4 and 5 lb varieties. The 5 lbs are thicker than the 4 lb blankets. And then I have seen some really, really, thin navajo blankets as well. So thin they don't offer much padding value. So you can take that into consideration too.
The way I look at it, most western saddle pads are at least an inch thick anyway. So if I am using a 3/4" pad with a 1/2" thick blanket (and I doubt any of them are as thick as 1/2 inch), then I have a 1 1/4" thick padding system all together. My saddles tend to have generous shoulder room though. If your saddle barely has room for your horse's shoulders then probably want to go thinner.
|joseeandjade11 ||06-22-2013 04:49 PM |
Yes i have taken into consideration the blanket thickness which is why i do not want a 1'' thick but will go with a 3/4 or 7/8. It's just really hard to choose when you haven't seen them at all... my blanket is probably half an inch in thickness, not 100% sure! Im just worried if I order the 3/4 and then be disappointed that i should have taken the 7/8 instead
My saddle is a lil bit too wide but planning on getting a new one at the end of the summer i just really really need a pad now
|joseeandjade11 ||06-22-2013 04:50 PM |
My mare has flat shoulders and is really hard to fit so buying a new saddle is quite the frustration
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