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    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?

  • #2
    there are SOOO many threads about this already... here's a recap of what you will hear:
    tad coffin leather half pad


    • #3
      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.


      • #4
        I have both a thinline and equifit pad... I like and use the thinline a lot more than the equifit.


        • #5


          • #6
            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
            Twice A Secret, pony love, 1991-2011


            • #7
              "Be the change you want to see in the world."
              ~Mahatma Gandhi


              • #8
                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.


                • #9
                  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


                  • #10
                    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.


                    • #11
                      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.
                      Originally posted by PeanutButterPony
                      you can shackle your pony to a lawn chair at the show...so long as its in a conservative color.


                      • #12
                        Horses and I love my Ecogold.
                        saddle fits ok without it, but horse gives the pad two hooves up.


                        • #13
                          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.


                          • #14
                            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!


                            • #15
                              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".
                              If we have to nail on talent, it's not talent.
                              Founder, Higher Standards Leather Care Addicts Anonymous


                              • #16
                                Ogilvy! I want to get the gummy pad to see the difference in feel but I imagine it's not much different. Highly recommend!


                                • #17
                                  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
                                  Originally posted by rustbreeches
                                  [George Morris] doesn't always drink beer, but when he does, he prefers Dos Equis


                                  • #18
                                    why do you want a half pad? Is it just for the look? Shock absorption?


                                    • #19
                                      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.
                                      Originally posted by rustbreeches
                                      [George Morris] doesn't always drink beer, but when he does, he prefers Dos Equis


                                      • #20
                                        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.