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jdaues 08-14-2009 03:59 PM

Saddle with gel pads
Is there a saddle made with gel pads? These pads would be for me, like my bicycle seat.

upnover 08-14-2009 05:21 PM

lol! wouldn't that be nice!! i don't think they do, but they do make seat covers that can offer some extra padding. and remember that some saddles are more comfortable then others!

SouthernTrails 08-14-2009 05:27 PM

English - No Idea

Western - Yes

Western Endurance - Yes

Gel Padding is available by some Manufactures

Memory Foam is available by some Manufactures

What type of Saddle are you looking for?


appylover31803 08-14-2009 09:06 PM

i have a tush cushion (thats what its called) its for my english saddle. Very comfy.

TimmysMom 08-14-2009 09:13 PM

Check out "seat Savers" in any horse catalog - they are gel.

back in the crosby again 08-15-2009 12:08 AM

I remember a lady years ago had a gel seat dressage saddle, but I have no idea what the brand was or anything. I think most saddlers stopped making them, since people found it was cheaper to get a seat cover.

luvs2ride1979 08-15-2009 12:31 AM

Skito makes an AWESOME seat cover. I bought one for a hard seat saddle I used to have and it worked very well! It's even pretty affordable ;-): Skito Rear Gear seat saver.

dynamite. 08-15-2009 12:58 PM

That would be cool! I can't afford a seat saver so I think I am going to try to tape my sheepskin half pad onto a western saddle.

luvs2ride1979 08-15-2009 03:19 PM

Please don't tape anything to the leather... You can have strings put on it, long strings, so you can tie the pad to the front and rear d-rings. Or tie the front to the pommel and the rear to the rear d-rings.

joannachristion 08-15-2009 03:48 PM

Wearing padded cycling shorts under your pants works well too. You can get a pair from REI or a similar store for about $30.

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