Does anyone make western pads and/or blankets that are less than 32"? Most of the ones I'm seeing are even longer, like 34" or 36". That covers my horses' entire backs! I don't have a limousine of a show saddle either. So far I've been able to find 24" pony size, or 32" and up. 32" will work but that leaves quite a bit in front and back.
Ideally I'd like to find some that would be suitable for local shows, but they'll probably get more use for trail riding. I have an abetta saddle and and older simco, both are about 26" long.
The paint has a long back and is OK with the standard pads, but the half-arab and the TB are short-backed, and the pads go from wither to croup.
30 inches are out there, avoid places that sell lots of show stuff, most of the oversized pads are designed to go under show saddles, look at barrel pads that are square, barrel saddles have shorter skirts
Thanks for the tips. I found several that fit the bill when I searched using the terms "Mayatex" and "arabian." And I picked up a cheapie felt liner pad from Chicks that I should be able to trim down with my heavy duty garden shears too. The Prof. Choice saddle pads look really really nice but many of them cost more than my saddle! (although I must admit I got a steal of a deal on my vintage Simco through e-bay!).
The Alpaca Horse saddle blankets are made entirely in the USA from our own alpacas.Folks, consider where your equipment is made.
Mayatex are from India. Nothing against India but if we want more jobs in the USA, then we should be buying as much US-made items as we can.