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Need to purchase 15 or so dressage saddle pads - what do you like and why?

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  • Need to purchase 15 or so dressage saddle pads - what do you like and why?


    We have a large school program and it is time to replace some saddle pads. We liked the equi felt Fritz Theidemann ones but can't find them now. Or at least the ones I can find are not what we want. We need long spines (26 inch) and decent drop. They get washed...a lot!!!! Also, cost needs to be reasonable - I got a deal through horze lovers last time at $20 per!

    What do you like and why? Thanks

  • #2
    I love the PRI ones. They hold up great, come in cool colors and aren't too spendy...


    • #3
      PRI without a doubt. No rubs, soft for skin, etc. I don't use any others anymore.
      LarkspurCO: no horse's training is complete until it can calmly yet expressively perform GP in stadium filled w/chainsaw juggling zombies riding unicycles while flying monkeys w/bottle rockets...


      • #4
        Another vote for PRI - oversized, soft, wash and dry great. You can find them on sale for good prices.
        APPSOLUTE CHOCKLATE - Photo by Kathy Colman


        • #5
          I bet I know who "joyrider" is !Can you guess who "pook" is ?
          Think ,Alpaca saddle blankets....


          • #6
            Toklat mini diamond pad. Dressage Extention has the best price so far. They are great. Also the ClassicIII but they are more $.


            • #7
              Another PRI vote.
              My absolute favorite is Lettia CoolMax, but not reasonably priced for your needs ($55). But I do have PRIs and they are big, come in lots of colors and have high wither relief. They also wash really well and aren't slippery.


              • #8


                • #9
                  What are the PRI pads? Can someone provide a link?


                  • #10
                    PRI or EOUS. The EOUS are thinner but a bit larger than the PRI. Both wash and dry great!


                    • #11


                      • #12
                        Originally posted by EnjoyThe Ride View Post
                        What are the PRI pads? Can someone provide a link?


                        • #13
                          I have one of these from Horseloverz: https://www.horseloverz.com/product/...ssage-pad.html

                          and am very happy with the quality. Much nicer than the $13 Tuffrider ones (which are perfectly suitable for a schooling program) for not much more money.

                          And yes, another vote for PRI ones. I have a dressage and an AP in their lovely suede style, and get compliments every time I use them. I also got them for like $15 in a closeout section of some website....Equus now?


                          • #14
                            Not many of the suggested pads typically come in a 26in spine - eg, this would be considered an "extra long" by PRI

                            Ogilvy does offer this length as well - the "order now" shows size, color etc options: you might contact them for a group discount order (the "baby" pad is amazing & runs somewhat lower cost, not sure on sizes for it though).

                            If you really need the 26 spine/back length, it will take some searching to find something in your hoped for budget.


                            • #15
                              I have gotten two other pads from Horze.com that are wearing very well. Keep and eye out since they seem to have periodic sales that might get you 10-15% off.

                              This one from there looks nice and his the spine length you need but is more like $28
                              Oh, well, clearly you're not thoroughly indoctrinated to COTH yet, because finger pointing and drawing conclusions are the cornerstones of this great online community. (Tidy Rabbit)


                              • #16
                                What about the Dover pads? They are pretty long and you can get them for about $20?


                                • #17
                                  I love both PRI or EOUS. Right now horseloverz has a BOGO going on for these pads: https://www.horseloverz.com/product/...ct.html?src=ct though I am not sure how many BOGOs you can get.
                                  Maggie Bright, lovingly known as Skye and deeply missed (1994 - 2013)
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                                  • #18
                                    The gal who embroiders for The Mighty Thoroughbred Clique uses dressage pads from Schneiders and I have been really pleased with the quality and fit (extra gusset for withers).

                                    I believe you can get a large quantity discount from them. Here's the latest technology version:


                                    • #19
                                      PRI is my favorite that I return to. Others show up, we use them, the non-PRI end up being used when the laundry is all dirty. I do love my handful of Seamsright pads, but those are very expensive!


                                      • #20
                                        I got a pair of Roma dressage pads from Bit of Britain for $15 each and they are extra long and deep. They are too long for my saddle but they would probably fit your needs. I've had mine for a few years and they have held up well. They wash up really well too. My only issue with them is how thin they are. I prefer the PRI or classics III pads. Since I need to thin out my huge collection of saddle pads, these are going on ebay.