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    Default Favorite Half Pads

    What is everyone's favorite half pad to use?

    I have a CWD saddle that fits my horse well. I am looking for a new half pad to ride him in though. I don't like to use half pads on him that are too bulky or thick. Any suggestions?



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    there are SOOO many threads about this already... here's a recap of what you will hear:
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    tad coffin leather half pad
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    ogilvy
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    Thinline! (Especially if your saddle fits well.)

    The only other things I'd consider would be one of the Lamicell gel pads or the thinnest pad Tad Coffin makes.



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    I have both a thinline and equifit pad... I like and use the thinline a lot more than the equifit.



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    Ogilvy.


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    I just picked up one from Horze during their winter sale as an extra and was surprised by how much I like it! Thin but substantial padding and doesn't seem to create too much heat, of course it is freezing here now
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    Thinline!
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    I haven't tried thinline yet, but it's at the top of my list now! Ogilvy second.

    I love the Horze one, and I'm forever a Mattes fan.



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    Thinline Sheepskin Comfort halfpad. Both of my boys have their own and go noticeably better in them. I also really like Mattes pads, but the addition of the Thinline to the sheepskin pad makes a big difference when jumping.
    You can take a line and say it isn't straight- but that won't change its shape. Jets to Brazil



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    Thinline if you can't sacrifice any alterations to your saddle fit. Ecogold if you have a little wiggle room. Oglivy if you have more wiggle room.



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    I learned about the ecogold triple impact pad from the eventing board and I LOVE mine. I have an ogilvy too.

    I guess the ecogold isn't popular on this side of the boards but the horses LOVE mine too and go so much better in it.



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    Horses and I love my Ecogold.
    saddle fits ok without it, but horse gives the pad two hooves up.


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    Ogilvy! I have the jumper and hunter ones. The jumper one used every day at home and still is holding up well and looks almost new! The hunter one I keep for shows and fits perfectly under my saddle so it's not noticable in the ring.



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    Quote Originally Posted by gk1123 View Post
    Ogilvy! I have the jumper and hunter ones. The jumper one used every day at home and still is holding up well and looks almost new! The hunter one I keep for shows and fits perfectly under my saddle so it's not noticable in the ring.
    I have the exact same set up and its great!


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    I use a Thinline Ultra for myself on every horse I ride. I have both the sheepskin and non-sheepskin versions; I use the non-sheepskin version far more and have the sheepskin version as a "just in case".
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    Ogilvy! I want to get the gummy pad to see the difference in feel but I imagine it's not much different. Highly recommend!


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    I'm really in love with my Mattes sheepskin pad. I also like Thinline pads. I have been curious about the Ogilvy pads, but too cheap to try one. lol
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    why do you want a half pad? Is it just for the look? Shock absorption?



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    Quote Originally Posted by KateKat View Post
    why do you want a half pad? Is it just for the look? Shock absorption?
    I know for me, even though my saddle fits well, I use a half pad for shock absorption. It's just my personal preference/opinion.
    Quote Originally Posted by rustbreeches View Post
    [George Morris] doesn't always drink beer, but when he does, he prefers Dos Equis



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    absolutely love my beval! Lots of people say its too thick, but it really is not! Worth looking in to. also much less money than mattes, etc.



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