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  1. #1
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    Default Back on Track Saddle Pads

    Does anyone out there have either the firm or [I]soft[I] Back on Track (A/P) saddle pad?

    Does anyone know what the difference between the two? I contacted BOT and they couldn't tell me.

    I love their products - I've used the ankle brace (on me) and had immediate cessation of pain, with complete healing in a couple weeks. I'm thinking there could be no downside to using the pad on my long-backed TB as he and I learn dressage together.



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    I have two! I love them. I'm not sure what you mean by "firm: or "soft"... mine are just regular square pads.. dressage and jump. I really feel like they help Flecky. BUT.. they are hard to keep clean. They seem to stain and I hate washing them cause I feel like I"ll mess them up. Plus when I do, they don't seem to get as clean. Which sucks, cause I do like them and would like to use them at shows too.



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    I won a "soft" one (never felt the "firm" one), and by and large it feels like a typical quilted saddle pad. Just a guess, but maybe the "firm" ones feel more like those dense felt pads?
    Proud member of the "I'm In My 20's and Hope to Be a Good Rider Someday" clique

    Former owner of the best Amish-carthorse-turned-eventer ever



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    Quote Originally Posted by afox2332 View Post
    Does anyone know what the difference between the two? I contacted BOT and they couldn't tell me.


    Call BOT again & ask for technical assistance!

    UNbelieveable that a company rep would admit to such ignorance over a product & not commit to finding you the answer



  5. #5
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    I have the soft a/p saddle pad. Love it for Rum. I agree with FleckenAwesome about getting them clean. Have to be real careful about washing them and not drying them. But still worth the effort LOVE it and the BOT blanket!!!!



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    these are the only pads I use now...I've had no issues with washing them, just use cold water and don't dry. Haven't heard anything about there being a soft vs. firm version though. The original pad feels just like a regular quilted pad. LOVE all of their products.



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    I took my BOT pad to the local cleaners, and the tailor there measured it and made a cover for me. I just toss that into the wash.

    I have a pad that is very large, square with D-rings . I use it pre-ride over the lumbar area. But, am not sure if it's a saddle pad or not.



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