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  1. #1
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    Default saddle pad with "cutouts" on top at spine?

    Has anyone seen a pad that looks like two saddle pad panels connected by 1" tabs at the spine -- looks like the two panels sewn together with tabs at 2" intervals?
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    don't think I've ever seen what you are talking about, but is it SORT OF like this? http://sheepskinhut.stores.yahoo.net/sishbpunub.html
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    Default that's the idea --

    But these were not sheepskin, and the "cutouts weren't really cutouts when you look close, but the panels were attached by tabs of cloth, square shaped, at about 1-2" intervals. It may have been an all purpose pad.

    Strikes me as a good idea!
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    Default Update: and thumbs up

    And the answer is...

    http://cheshirehorse.com/Grandeur-Pi...Pad-P4397.aspx

    Grandeur saddle pads -- someone loaned me one awhile ago, and I really liked it. Cheshire Horse has them in several different styles, inluding one that accepts inserts. The material is similar to thinline but the cutouts and overall design keep the wither and spine area more unimpeded IMHO. And they're inexpensive compared to TLs. Ebay has FOUR on sale, used, at $60 apiece too.
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    Prolite once made a pad that was just the the shape of the panels slightly larger (basically a half pad shape) but it was two halves rather than a whole pad. They tied together front and back with small laces, so other than the tied portion the spine was absolutely completely free front to back.

    I never did buy it or see it in person, but it tempted me a for a long time.
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    I had a pad like this ages ago. I haven't been able to find another one like it! Thank you, thank you!! These are EXACTLY what I need for my high wither, but very wide back boy!
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    I have one that is made of kinda a thick felt. Shaped like a half-pad, two, separate pieces connected by two tabs of binding. It was advertised as a western lift pad. I use it under my treeless dressage saddle and love it. Sounds like what you are talking about.



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    Default treeless

    It seems to be carried by stores that sell treeless saddles...
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