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post #11 of 15 Old 01-18-2009, 06:15 PM
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Curious,

The bareback pad my friend owns, has stirrups and the nylon that connect then goes completely around the pad and is re-enforced in conjunction with the nylon that holds the girth.

She rides it pretty hard and says it is very secure, are there different styles that might be more secure?

I always ride in a Western Saddle with a Horn, I do not think I am balanced enough without a Saddle and a Horn

Do these pads try to roll if you put a lot of pressure on the stirrups?

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post #12 of 15 Old 01-19-2009, 07:25 AM
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Curious,

The bareback pad my friend owns, has stirrups and the nylon that connect then goes completely around the pad and is re-enforced in conjunction with the nylon that holds the girth.

She rides it pretty hard and says it is very secure, are there different styles that might be more secure?

I always ride in a Western Saddle with a Horn, I do not think I am balanced enough without a Saddle and a Horn

Do these pads try to roll if you put a lot of pressure on the stirrups?

Thanks
You know, I got to thinking about if my pad would hold still if it had stirrups because it IS so grippy. I have never had it move an inch on me.

I think they do make them better now a days. Perhaps the old pads were too dangerous. I can personally vouch for that!

Your friend probably has pretty good balance to where it's not been an issue.

But, bottom line, I still wouldn't want to risk it.
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post #13 of 15 Old 01-19-2009, 07:31 AM
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Thanks,

I have people ask about them from time to time and until now I had only one opinion, I think I will advise on the side of caution.

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post #14 of 15 Old 01-21-2009, 10:33 PM
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If you are going to get a bareback pad, then get one with a grippy underside and no stirrups. I prefer just a simple blanket or light pad laid across their back. If you can ride well with nothing, then this will work just as well and be a whole lot cheaper. I got a small navaho blanket for about 8 dollars at my local tack shop. The only reason I use anything when I ride bareback is to keep my butt clean.
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post #15 of 15 Old 01-22-2009, 09:30 AM
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I know some people may argue with me, but I personally think that bareback padding with stirrups is a joke. It is nothing like a saddle, so way put stirrups on something that is useless.
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