View Full Version : searching for cutback/builtup pad for round skirts?
Dec. 10, 2009, 04:09 AM
Anyone know where to find?
(This is for young horses, not for distance riding ;) )
Need the built up to fit the western/endurance saddle to their poor, bebe backs with no topline yet. ;) Eventually, they'll outgrow the xwide tree, but as 4yos, they're still shaped like normal horses.
Dec. 10, 2009, 07:14 AM
Well, here are two:
Dec. 10, 2009, 07:23 AM
I suggest you buy a pad that has poceks for foam inserts, like a Skito or Toklat pad. The foam, particularly memory foam, is easily shaped. You can customize it yourself or you can buy the inserts already shaped if you buy a Skito pad. You can buy foam blanks and layer them, using a craft spray glue designed for foam rubber. Simply spray the surfaces of two pieces of foam, join them and let it dry. It drays flexible. Then use a serrated knife or better yet, an electric carving knife. Trim and shape the inserts yourself, tapering thinner towards the rear of the pad inserts (cantle area). I do this all the time myself. It works for treed or treeless saddles.
PS -had to add that Skito make an interpad. They are simple covers that hold foam inserts. You place it between your saddle and another (thinner) pad. The inserts can be any shape that you want, customizing the saddle fit while you use any pad you want against the horse. The cost is much lower than a full Skito pad. Go to:
http://www.skito.net/products.htm and look for the smaller black pads on the page. Also view this page:
Dec. 10, 2009, 12:12 PM
You can also try an SMX AirRide pad with the Orthopedic "pockets". You can get one that is rounded to fit under barrel racing saddles like this one:
Impact Gel also makes some really great pads that work really well on my high withered barrel horse.
Dec. 13, 2009, 11:02 AM
The builtup/cutback is right on some of those...
But I really need it in barrel or endurance shape pad... my guys are so short coupled that square pads hit their hips, which causes interesting, um, "issues" when you try to canter them--especially the first time. :lol: :uhoh:
I love Skitos, but out of the price range right now, sadly...
I wish the ones Bluey linked to came in round skirt...
Dec. 13, 2009, 09:02 PM
Ugh, good luck. It's really hard to find decent saddle pads in round shapes. I know from experience.
There's one, it's not built up just in front, but along the entire bars.
Dec. 14, 2009, 09:41 AM
Try countrysupply.com They have a few round pads.