I'm hoping to get some feedback from you on pads to minimize saddle slip. Has anyone tried the Nunn Finer no slip pad or the Barnsby Numnah Grip? Any other recommendations pro or con? Thanks in advance!
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Not a fan. For me, personally, anytime a saddle has slipped, it's been a saddle fit issue. When I used a no slip pad, it created a saddle sore by allowing an ill fitting saddle to sit in the wrong place for too long. I know lots of people who use them with luck, I would just be very, very careful.
I really like the breathable mesh pads like the Dixie Midnight- pricey yes, but worth every penny!
In my case, sometimes even the best fitted saddle might move on a round barrel no withers kinda guy as you're do big drops or climbs. Plus the mesh pads have the added bonus of air flow for the back and keeping your saddle pad clean
“While the rest of the species is descended from apes, redheads are descended from cats.” Mark Twain
I love the Barnsby Grip Pad, but the numnah was cut much too far forward for my saddle - it's cut for a close contact saddle, not an AP. But it definitely kept my saddle in place, and the quality is very nice.
Last edited by BigHorseLittleHorse; Oct. 19, 2010 at 02:48 PM.
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