So here's the list: Saddle Pads I purchased a new M. Tolouse Marielle about five months ago. I LOVE it! It is literally the only saddle that would accommodate my (apparently) freakishly long femur. The leather is soft, supple, and super grippy. My only issue is that I am significantly tall(5'10"), with really long legs, so I ride in a 18". The billets are pretty long- My horse wears a 22 or 20" girth, and they kinda rub my horse's side. How can I pad this to prevent rubbing?
Also: My saddle leaves no border around it no matter what pad is under it, it swallows the pad whole. Should I be concerned with the saddle touching her back? Where can I get larger pads(only an inch or two more on spine, maybe three in width and 3-4 in depth. The saddle is that big.)
For extra padding or length, we have used western pads, that come in all kinds of thickness and shapes, some square, some rounded.
We had a very swaybacked jumper, he was born like that, we were training and showing with a regular double hospital fleece western pad, the regular English one and the English saddle on top of that and he was very sound and comfortable in that.
Ogilvy makes saddle pads that are not only beautiful quality, but also sized. My BF rides in a 18" extra forward saddle - the Ogilvy pads are the only ones which - in a size large - leave a nice border around and actually fit the saddle.