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post #11 of 15 Old 09-09-2009, 01:33 PM
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I used the thinline halfpad that had a regular thinline layer, and then had an area for shims (which I got as well) because my gelding's topline was bad too! I wasn't sure if it would help at all, as I had a serious saddle slipping problem (where the saddle would slip into the hollow behind the withers), and a back-sore problem... using the thinline pad with the sheepskin has now allowed me to ride with just a regular pad on my horse that now has a respectable topline! I recommend them a 100%--and the halfpad that I got would certainly be thick enough, and you can shim the front more then the back to compensate for his hollow behind the withers.

Good luck! I've been through the crappy topline battle... it SUCKS!

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post #12 of 15 Old 09-10-2009, 12:01 AM
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Passier Flexipad Saddle Pad - Dover Saddlery.

Don't know if this will work for you. I love this pad on my bony TB, but it does tend to slip if you ride with a slightly loose girth, which I frequently do. I'm selling mine. I have the red one.
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post #13 of 15 Old 09-11-2009, 01:13 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks guys - but I ended up e-mailing Skito directly and explained the whole situation about what my saddle is doing *Bridging* and showed them a whack load of pictures showing Nelson's back shape.

Their response was a 3/4" base foam with a 3/4" scalloped long shoulder shim in a Skito pad.

They did stress that they were going to forward the e-mail to their saddle fitters to double check before they give me their final decision on what pad to get to help Nelson and my saddle.

We got a totally different response.

The Skito Saddle Fitter said that he'd take their 26” short western Interpad and make it 24” with ” foam and a ” Scalloped Full Rear lift that he would taper on the back like the bottom. He would put this in a cover like their treeless interpad but a top load.

Cost would be $120 Retail.

I think I'll go with it, hopefully this will work for now until I can get him muscled up, topline built and in a new saddle.

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post #14 of 15 Old 09-11-2009, 09:13 AM
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I think you'll like it MIE. They have a great return/exchange policy too and will work with you on fit. I ended up ordering 3 different sets of shims for one horse, because he changes shape so drastically, lol. I send in new pictures each time I think I need more shims. The shims are cheap if you want extras to have on hand too.
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post #15 of 15 Old 09-11-2009, 10:20 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks so much for your help! I hope this pad does work, my poor man.

I really want to try the Wintec CC because it has a nice arch to it, and I can adjust the gullets to coordinate with his body shape - just as your horse, my guy changes shape allot as well.

The only thing that really sucks, is no one has a Wintec CC in my area for me to try on his back. Not even Lynnda from Classic Saddlery.

I don't want to buy a saddle,without it being on his back first. It's frustrating.

So I hope this pad works well, then I can focus on conditioning him back to Eventing shape, not worry about buying a new saddle right away and beabe to save my pennies to get a good quallity, fitted and tested.

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