The Chronicle of the Horse
MagazineNewsHorse SportsHorse CareCOTH StoreVoicesThe Chronicle UntackedDirectoriesMarketplaceDates & Results
 
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 20 of 31
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Aug. 13, 2011
    Location
    Michigan
    Posts
    1,029

    Default Favorite western pad?

    I am going to save up for a thinline western pad I think. I love my english thinline half pad. However, I am curious what else there is out there and what everybody likes. I use to have a really nice diamond wool saddle pad, but I can't seem to find the same pad again.
    Maggie Bright, lovingly known as Skye and deeply missed (1994 - 2013)
    The Blog



  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan. 3, 2008
    Location
    Tennessee
    Posts
    245

    Default

    Contour Pedic by Equibrand. I can tell a difference when I use something else. Tempers the bounce for both of us.



  3. #3
    Join Date
    Dec. 17, 2012
    Posts
    120



  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jul. 29, 2005
    Posts
    645

    Default

    I like the diamond wool products.



  5. #5
    Join Date
    May. 10, 2001
    Location
    NW Washington
    Posts
    1,080

    Default

    I really like my Pro Choice pads.



  6. #6
    Join Date
    Dec. 29, 2012
    Posts
    48

    Default Pad

    I love my charmayne james profeesinal chice air ride wool barrel pads. But i also like the plain wool pads by the big r and the pro tec wool pad



  7. #7
    Join Date
    Mar. 8, 2009
    Location
    the treehouse
    Posts
    110

    Default

    Professionals Choice heavy duty air ride, with a thin washable liner type pad underneath to keep the work pad nice and fresh.
    Last edited by reinerspook; Dec. 30, 2012 at 06:05 PM.



  8. #8
    Join Date
    Oct. 3, 2002
    Location
    Virginia
    Posts
    340

    Cool

    www.thealpacahorse.com
    The most purely natural saddle blanket available.I won't put anything else between my saddle and my horse.



  9. #9
    Join Date
    Jun. 16, 2011
    Posts
    804

    Default

    Professionals Choice



  10. #10
    Join Date
    Nov. 6, 2009
    Location
    Silvana, WA
    Posts
    939

    Default

    Professionals Choice HD Air Ride (I'm too lazy for a liner pad, just clean the fleece every couple months). I've also got a Wyngz that I really love for arena riding.



  11. #11
    Join Date
    May. 25, 2004
    Posts
    331

    Default

    Diamond Wool
    5 Star Wool
    CSI



  12. #12
    Join Date
    Aug. 13, 2011
    Location
    Michigan
    Posts
    1,029

    Default

    Does anybody know anything about the classic equine ESP pads?
    Maggie Bright, lovingly known as Skye and deeply missed (1994 - 2013)
    The Blog



  13. #13
    Join Date
    Sep. 28, 2005
    Location
    TN
    Posts
    89

    Default

    I buy pads that are felt with a foam core, preferably with a vented spine and cut-outs for the latigo and off cinch. The last ones I bought on clearance at Pard's and are Mustang brand. The previous ones I bought on ebay. They hold up pretty well for moderate use for a year or two. When the foam starts to compress, I throw them out and buy more. If you keep an eye out, you can find them for less than $50.



  14. #14
    Join Date
    Oct. 8, 2004
    Location
    Working a Showmanship pattern somewhere in the great Northeast...
    Posts
    391

    Default

    I love a basic, simple Harris work pad. They are inexpensive, last forever and easy to care for.

    I had a mare with NO wither that I tried every non-slip pad out there on with mixed results...no matter what I still had to practically cut her in half to feel like the saddle was secure.

    I was very reluctant to try the Harris since it is a fleece bottom and I thought for sure I would die on that first ride. Much to my surprise I didn't have to cinch her up nearly as tight as before and have never had a saddle move a bit.
    The best little horse show series around! www.WinningWeekends.com



  15. #15
    Join Date
    Aug. 13, 2011
    Location
    Michigan
    Posts
    1,029

    Default

    I was wondering if a fleece bottom versus a felt or wool bottom helps the horse's back vent better?
    Maggie Bright, lovingly known as Skye and deeply missed (1994 - 2013)
    The Blog



  16. #16
    Join Date
    Sep. 12, 2011
    Posts
    74

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Skyedragon View Post
    Does anybody know anything about the classic equine ESP pads?
    I use the Classic Equine ESP pads with a treeless western saddle- I find that they seem to work well and I like the spine clearance and cut out leg area this pad provides.



  17. #17
    Join Date
    Oct. 8, 2004
    Location
    Working a Showmanship pattern somewhere in the great Northeast...
    Posts
    391

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Skyedragon View Post
    I was wondering if a fleece bottom versus a felt or wool bottom helps the horse's back vent better?
    In my case my mare got way less sweaty with the fleece Harris pad than anything else I ever used.

    I have a gelding that needs a fleece girth, and I know he sweats less than with a neoprene one.
    The best little horse show series around! www.WinningWeekends.com



  18. #18
    Join Date
    Aug. 13, 2011
    Location
    Michigan
    Posts
    1,029

    Default

    I was thinking that fleece would probably vent better than felt or wool.
    Maggie Bright, lovingly known as Skye and deeply missed (1994 - 2013)
    The Blog



  19. #19
    Join Date
    Oct. 13, 2011
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    1,140

    Default

    On all our pick-up horses we use the a navajo on the bottom and a PRO felt pad on top! I'm also a big fan of wade pads, but they are so expensive.
    The Struggle - - a blog about the equestrian struggle.



  20. #20
    Join Date
    Nov. 29, 2011
    Posts
    47

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by ViewParadise View Post
    Diamond Wool
    5 Star Wool
    CSI
    I really like my CSI as well. However, I wore a hole under the stirrup fender on both sides. Only negative I have found with this pad.



Similar Threads

  1. favorite western saddle
    By Skyedragon in forum Western
    Replies: 48
    Last Post: Feb. 15, 2013, 10:58 PM
  2. Western Movies and Western Horses
    By spotsinabox in forum Western
    Replies: 51
    Last Post: Oct. 21, 2012, 12:32 PM
  3. Favorite western tack?
    By SAcres in forum Western
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: Sep. 24, 2012, 06:18 AM
  4. Favorite Western Saddlebags?
    By gaitedincali in forum Endurance and Trail Riding
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: Sep. 3, 2012, 05:01 PM
  5. What's your favorite western saddle pad and why?
    By meaty ogre in forum Endurance and Trail Riding
    Replies: 35
    Last Post: Jul. 30, 2008, 05:50 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •