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post #1 of 7 Old 01-22-2008, 08:55 PM Thread Starter
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Western Pillow Pad??

I was browsing for lightly used pads since I'm kind of poor and cant afford brand new very often and I found this "pillow pad"

Anyone heard of one before? They look really simple, simple enough to make yourself rather than pay $7 which is cheap anyway.

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post #2 of 7 Old 01-22-2008, 09:00 PM
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hay i know how to save u cheap money for a horse pad
well only for english xD
[1]make a outline of ur saddle
[2]well go to a fabric store, and find a good,waterproof, think[ish] fabric and use it for ur pad
[3]draw the saddle outline on the fabric and cut it out

and walla u got a home made pad and u mabye paid ehh $3\
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post #3 of 7 Old 01-22-2008, 09:21 PM
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I have often thought of making my own pad with the material that is used for people in wheelchairs to sit on. I don't remember what its called but I know you can get it at medical supply places. Then just sewing a cover with velcro on one side so I can wash it. I'm sure it would be cheaper than buying one with basicly the same material inside. I make my own dog beds with just burlap and cedar shavings the same way so it wouldn't be too hard if you have even basic sewing skills.
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post #4 of 7 Old 01-22-2008, 10:15 PM
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That one is an English pad actually.

Making your own pad can be cheap, but you should be careful with western pads as western saddles really should have some more cushion under them (if the under lining is synthetic fleece). You can get sheepskin pieces/pelts off eBay, use that by itself or sew a cloth or canvas top on it. Use a rectangle wire dog brush to fluff it up after every ride (and it gets some of the dirt out). I suggest only using "natural" colored sheepskin against your horse (that tan color). If the sheepskin is deyed poorly, it can rub off on your horse when he sweats.
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post #5 of 7 Old 01-22-2008, 11:10 PM
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icky i dont like that saddle pad. It would have enough cushion but if your horse got sweaty it would soak. Your a lot better off just to cough up $20 and get a decent saddle pad thatll work. your horse will thank you later when you have a good ride. A bad saddle pad will cause back soreness, which is no fun. a good saddle pad shouldnt be a big deal, since taking proper care of a horse will drain you wallet But seriously, youd be a lot better off to buy a decent pad. I recomend neoprene or something thats more grippy, as wool pads slip alot. watever you do, dont get something thin.
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post #6 of 7 Old 01-23-2008, 01:25 PM Thread Starter
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Right now thin is all I've got. My pad hit the dust a while ago and money is tight for the winter. I'm just using like those, folded saddle blankets. The ones like this. The pad I REALLY want is one like this. The cutback with vent holes so my horse doesn't get so hot with the big thick pads. This is a ncie one because its the anti-shock rubber covering w/ wool felt. :) It's $40 which isn't too bad I think it'd be worth it in the end.

Anyone know a place where I can get contoured or cutback pads at reasonable prices? I don't like the ones that aren't contoured or cutback because they don't offer wither relief and so they get a funky roll midway down my horse back which is uncomfortable under the saddle.
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post #7 of 7 Old 01-23-2008, 01:38 PM
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i really like the second one, its a good pad for the price. have you looked on ebay? you could find something similar that is used and save a few bucks. sorry money is tight, i know how it is. good luck!
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