View Full Version : Thinner gel pad?
Oct. 7, 2010, 04:57 PM
Can anyone recommend a thin gel pad to use under my saddle? It doesn't have to be a dressage shape (just has to fit under my A/P). I got a very nice Lami-Cell pad but it's just too darn thick - the saddle ends up being unstable and I feel like I'm riding on top of a pile of blankets!
Many thanks :)
Oct. 7, 2010, 05:03 PM
Have you tried a thin line pad? My horse has always hated anything between his saddle and his pad but the thin line is in fact, 'thin' and makes a big difference.
Oct. 7, 2010, 06:19 PM
I second ThinLine, just be sure NOT to get the sheepskin one. They are not at all thin.
Oct. 7, 2010, 06:25 PM
I have a ThinLine, and it's quite thin. I use it over a regular pad, and it still does the job nicely. You really can't tell it's there. I didn't notice a huge difference with it, but I think my horse is a little happier with it. Some people notice extreme results, and others, like me, not huge differences, but enough to keep it = )
It's worth a shot. You can return it if it doesn't work out. I went with the contour pad: http://thinlineglobal.com/store/cart.php?m=product_detail&p=5
I shopped around a bit and found it for a good deal less than $123 (I think more like $85 or something).
Oct. 7, 2010, 09:13 PM
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I have the halfpad, works great under my dressage saddle.
Oct. 8, 2010, 11:30 AM
Thanks so much, everyone! I found a Thinline half pad on eBay for $74 with shipping. I can't wait to try it out! There seem to be many people who swear by them.