Ecogold hunter pads are the absolute best! Nonslip (you can put the saddle in any position and it WILL stay so do not put it up higher than you should expecting it to slip), long lasting, perfect fit, well worth the money! We do the ecogold with a black ultra thinline for most of the horses, depending on how the saddle fit on their backs.
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iridehorses: I'm looking into the ecogold halfpad to show in. My saddle pad slips so terribly bad. I am trying to decide between the hunter shaped pad or the half pad. I prefer the look of the half pad but seems the hunter shaped pads are more common. I want a jumper pad as well just for schooling but I only have so much $. Right now I am using a cheap black no slip pad under my half pad My trainer is letting me borrow it but i hate the way it sticks out around the edges. My have to go for the succeed pad for school, much cheaper.
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This looks similar to the ecogold but I have never used it and have no idea if it actually works well, though I am sure it is a good second choice. It's $100 which is still a bit costly but cheaper than the ecogold. http://www.tackroomonline.com/browse...ad/4,2952.html
I'm always behind on the times...when half pads were all the rage, I had a simple Medallion fleece pad. Now I have a nice squishy half pad for Mr. Sensitive and the fitted pads are cool again. I do like the look of them better, I'm going to see if using both looks okay. Otherwise, half pad, happy back, and out of current fashion for us.