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post #11 of 13 Old 04-08-2018, 11:07 PM
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take that pad to a leather worker, have them cut off the back two inches or so, and restitch the leather guard on and voila! as good as new and shorter for your horse.
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Thank you everyone! I’m probably going to trade it out for a shorter one and less thick (it’s a super heavy and dense pad).
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post #13 of 13 Old 04-09-2018, 03:45 PM
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the thicker a pad the less 'give' it will have in the material, so it will be stiffer and not follow the contour of the horse's back as well.

that is likely why it is rubbing. i've seen folks use pads this length (in relation to the horse's back and saddle length) that are not so thick and there are not any rub marks after. i've seen folks use thick pads the same size and they get rub marks happening.

i would not use it any more at all on this horse. save it for a longer backed horse or sell it on.
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