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post #1 of 4 Old 06-13-2008, 03:42 PM Thread Starter
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Saddle pad for all-purpose saddle?

I'm getting ready to buy my first saddle pad, because the one I'm using now feels thin, scratchy and like utter crap. There's a foam riser there I can use, but haven't been. I'll need to take pictures of how the saddle fits Spree and get some input. (I'll be buying my own saddle soon too, because this one is very uncomfortable for me).

What type of saddle pad do you guys recommend? A friend of mine rides in a quilted AP pad with a gel pad underneath. If I were to buy a pad like this one , does anything else need to between it and the saddle? Maybe not with a quilted AP pad, but what about a non-quilted AP pad?

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post #2 of 4 Old 06-14-2008, 09:52 AM
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It all depends on your horse's back. Some horses are ok with just the AP pad, but it makes ME feel better to have at least a half pad too! :) I always use a sheepskin half pad (Fleeceworks, Mattes, etc) because it offers a little more protection and comfort for their back. If he needs anything more I'd use a gel pad or something that can absorb more shock. I always use the AP pad directly on the horse, and then the gel/half pad between the AP pad and the saddle. Quilted or non quilted doesn't make too much of a difference. If you use something thinner (like a baby pad) I'd definitely put some more cushioning in there.
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post #3 of 4 Old 06-14-2008, 10:35 AM
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i agree it depends on the horses back. i use to use only that saddle pad and my saddle on my old horse but when i owned Ginger i had to use like 2 saddle pads and i should have used a wither relief pad.
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post #4 of 4 Old 06-15-2008, 11:59 PM
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its not just the horses back. if the saddle is a great fit then technically you dont even need a saddle blanket. obviously most people ride with one though but if your saddle is a good fit then even the non quilted saddle blanket would be fine.

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