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post #1 of 12 Old 11-03-2009, 02:02 PM Thread Starter
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What kind of saddle pad to go with this saddle?

I have a new custom saddle (Miles City Saddlery, LOVE IT) and just used it for the first time the other day and discovered my saddle pad doesn't go with it. It's got thick cushions under it and makes the saddle sit up in the back too far. And plus I'm thinking it doesn't look good with a square pad? What do you think? What kind of pad would look good with it?


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post #2 of 12 Old 11-03-2009, 08:59 PM
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It looks adorable!
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post #3 of 12 Old 11-03-2009, 09:00 PM
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I would find a nice baby blue square saddle pad... that would go good with the light oil color of the saddle, and your horse as well!

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post #4 of 12 Old 11-03-2009, 09:01 PM
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Hmmm...maybe see if a barrel pad would fit under it.

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post #5 of 12 Old 11-05-2009, 03:14 PM
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I would go with a 1/2" thick felt pad. If it was custom made to fit your horse, then you shouldn't need much padding. 5-Star makes a nice Barrel shaped pad that can be ordered in 1/2" thick in different colors.
Saddle Pads | Saddle Blankets | Wool Saddle Pads, Saddle Blankets: 5 Star Saddle Pads

If you don't mind me asking, how much did you pay for the saddle? I really like it! .
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post #6 of 12 Old 11-05-2009, 04:18 PM
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I think a barrel/rounded pad would look better with the round skirting on your saddle, but those tend to be pretty thick...
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post #7 of 12 Old 11-06-2009, 12:26 AM Thread Starter
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I would go with a 1/2" thick felt pad. If it was custom made to fit your horse, then you shouldn't need much padding. 5-Star makes a nice Barrel shaped pad that can be ordered in 1/2" thick in different colors.
Saddle Pads | Saddle Blankets | Wool Saddle Pads, Saddle Blankets: 5 Star Saddle Pads

If you don't mind me asking, how much did you pay for the saddle? I really like it! .
I've been looking at the 5 star pads, the only thing I don't like is that they don't come in pink!! Plus they say the colored ones will bleed onto light colored horses and I really don't want my white based appys with colored backs, lol!!

My saddle, I LOVE my saddle!!!!!! My parents got it for me for Christmas but I designed the whole thing. The guy who made it is SO nice to work with, I'm pretty small (saddle is a size 14) and he made it just perfect for me, the tree is even built for women so it's soooo comfy!! Made by Miles City Saddlery Miles City Saddlery - Famous Miles City Saddles Since 1909 It's their 100th yr in business this year. I don't know the exact cost (and everything you change on them changes the price) but it was somewhere in the $5000-$6000 range. Here's you some close up pics!!


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post #8 of 12 Old 11-06-2009, 12:29 AM
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OH MY! I would love to have that saddle. But I would never pay 5,000$ for a saddle. TOOOO much!

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post #9 of 12 Old 11-06-2009, 12:44 AM Thread Starter
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OH MY! I would love to have that saddle. But I would never pay 5,000$ for a saddle. TOOOO much!
It's one of those once in a lifetime kind of things!!! I would have never paid that much either but my parents always go all out. Let me tell you though, I was shocked the first time I climbed on my horse with that saddle, it is COMPLETELY different that the normal just anything kind of saddles I've grown up riding. My back always hurts when I get done riding with my normal saddle but this one I didn't hurt at all when I got done. Sooooooo Nice!!
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post #10 of 12 Old 11-07-2009, 08:48 AM
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I agree - a more rounded shape in a solid color would probably look best. That would show off the floral tooling better. Look at www.r9chc.com for a custom saddle pad. That way you can get any color you want, in any shape you want and have it made fairly thin. I just ordered one and they are great to work with. I can't say anything about quality yet, since I haven't gotten it, but they all look pretty good.

BTW - do your parents want to adopt anyone? LOL

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