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post #1 of 7 Old 03-06-2010, 07:08 PM Thread Starter
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Riser pad for my high-withered horse?

Okay I need some advice! I just bought a new saddle for my horse and it fits him pretty well, except it's kind of close to the withers. I was wondering if using a riser pad would be my best option for a better fit. My horse is part thoroughbred, and so he has pretty high withers... So before I spend the money, I want to make sure that what I'm getting will really work. Here's what I'm looking at:

Dura-Techģ Riser Pad in Protective at Schneider Saddlery

Will this solve my problem? :P
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post #2 of 7 Old 03-07-2010, 08:22 PM
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If it's close to your horses withers you don't want something to lift the back of the saddle (which is what that will do). Your best best is a front riser. I bought one from Greenhawk a while back, it's called ProLite. I bought mine for 100$, but search around on the internet and you might be able to find a front riser for less money. Good luck!
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post #3 of 7 Old 03-07-2010, 08:34 PM
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I have one that I got for free and my horse had back issues so we put that on her untill i got a new saddle which a week later. It has helped her a lot and she has had no soreness. It would be a good investment in my opinion. Do you know how close it comes down to his withers?
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lol I suppose that would make sense! Thanks for the advice - I'll keep looking. ;P

Gidget - without the pad it's almost touching.. probably less than 1/4" from his withers.

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I use this pad, and it works fabulously.

SMX Air Ride OrthoSport Sqr Brrl Race Pad - Horse.com
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post #6 of 7 Old 03-07-2010, 08:57 PM Thread Starter
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Ah I forgot to mention that I ride english. ;P
However, would something like that barrel pad still work with an english saddle?
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post #7 of 7 Old 03-07-2010, 09:01 PM
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then I would get something like this to put under your regular pad

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