I think I will be using Moonshine's saddle on Rowan for the foreseeable future. Her saddle is an old style dressage saddle and it is very stiff and slick. I hate it. So I want to get a seat saver. I figured this is what I can do with my $50 Dover gift card. I could get a sheepskin one like this:
The E.A. Mattes Seat Saver adds incredible comfort to any saddle. Ideal for people who spend long hours in the saddle, this high-quality seat saver features sheepskin with dense pile that naturally wicks moisture and distributes pressure for a more comfortable ride. Custom colors are available.
The Acavallo® Gel-In Dri-Lex® Seat Saver for dressage saddles helps support the rider by stabilizing the seat bones and significantly reducing concussion in the lower back. The 10mm thick gel is covered with a breathable mesh material that offers traction and a soft feel.
The advantage of the sheepskin one is, it's in stock now. The advantage of the gel one is, I think it's the same one that the lady who used to ride Moonshine used in her saddle, and I know it fits really well.
I'm leaning toward the "in stock now" one. What do you guys think?
I have both the thinline and sheepskin. The only issue with the thinline is I don't move as freely in it which is fine on some horses but most I don't need it.. It was free with one of my orders so I don't know how much they are. I love the sheepskin.