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post #11 of 16 Old 10-30-2008, 03:33 AM
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Originally Posted by JustDressageIt View Post
I LOVE love love my half pad by Cottage Craft.
Sounds like cheese...might be a bit on the squishy side
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post #12 of 16 Old 10-30-2008, 12:09 PM
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I have the third one and I'm quite inpressed by it I use it almost everyday and its held up quite well. My saddle was kidda tight around my horses shoulder and this made such a differnce.

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post #13 of 16 Old 10-30-2008, 12:20 PM
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Originally Posted by My2Geldings View Post
Sounds like cheese...might be a bit on the squishy side


To the OP - why do you want to get a half pad?
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post #14 of 16 Old 10-30-2008, 02:26 PM
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My half pad is made by Eous and I LOVE it. It looks a lot like the Mattes one you listed. I just washed it because I have been using it a bunch and it came out all bright white and fluffy.
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post #15 of 16 Old 10-30-2008, 11:32 PM
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Dry spots by the withers are caused by a saddle that's too small. Adding a half pad will make the problem WORSE. I would suggest using the thinnest pad you can find and get a ThinLine Contour Pad over it. The TL pad will help ease the pressure on his withers while you save up and look for a new saddle.

You can't fix a tight saddle with a pad, at least not long term. You just need a new saddle. Or ride him in a wider one while he loses weight and gets back in shape.

Once you find a saddle that fits, or even is a tad wide, I like THIS ONE, or if you're on a budget, THIS ONE.

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post #16 of 16 Old 11-01-2008, 02:31 AM
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Originally Posted by tayahswirl View Post
He'll sweat everywhere else;but those 2 areas...so i'm guessing he has pressure points. I'd prefer not to get a new saddle, as I love the one I have..the Dover Circuit Elite. It's a medium tree.
If it's causing dry spots, then it's causing pain. YOU might not want a new saddle, but I'm sure your horse would prefer a better fitting one, even if it's just temporary while he gets back in shape.
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