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Ecogold Half Pads vs. EquineLUX Half Pads? Help!

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  • Ecogold Half Pads vs. EquineLUX Half Pads? Help!

    Hello fellow COTHers!

    I am in need of some assistance. I have heard a lot about the Ecogold half pads, but came across the EquineLUX half pads during a google search. I have not heard much about them before, nor could I find much searching these forums.

    My gelding and I are in need of a nice half pad that is breathable and holds the saddle in place. He is a chestnut thoroughbred gelding, who is super skin sensitive (shocker, I know )! I need something that will keep sweating to a minimum, while eliminating the need for a no-slip pad/ neoprene girth. He has a custom CWD that stays in place, but can slip back just a touch when jumping. I don't need corrective fit/ shims. My saddle is an 18" CWD SEO2 with a slightly forward flap.

    Ecogold

    EquineLUX

    Thank you all for your input and infinite wisdom!
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    #2
    Does anyone have any opinions on either brand or could recommend something similar? I need to purchase a pad asap for my guy! Thanks!

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    • #3
      I dont think the ecogold triple impact would act as no slip. it is a felt material on the bottom.
      Originally posted by PeanutButterPony
      you can shackle your pony to a lawn chair at the show...so long as its in a conservative color.

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      • #4
        Both brands are the same.

        Ecogold was started by a couple who's union ended up. The lady kept going with Ecogold and his ex started EquineLux. Same material and all.
        ~ Enjoying some guac and boxed wine at the Blue Saddle inn. ~

        Originally posted by LauraKY
        I'm sorry, but this has "eau de hoarder" smell all over it.
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        • #5
          What would be the difference between those and a ThinLine Trifecta halfpad?
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          • Original Poster

            #6
            So are only the topsides of these pads no slip? The undersides are not? Thanks for everyone's input thus far. Very interesting to learn that they are the same pads, just from different people.

            Can anyone recommend a half pad that is no-slip texture on the underside?

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            • Original Poster

              #7
              I would be looking at the EcoGold Stabilizer half pad and the EquineLUX comfort half pad with trim or the EquineLUX slip stopping hunter pad. They appear to be the no slip underneath.

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              • #8
                I don't know if you've looked at the Success Equestrian saddle pads, but they have the no-slip fabric on the bottom. I'm not too sure how breathable they are though..

                http://www.successequestrian.com/Home_Page.html

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                • Original Poster

                  #9
                  Originally posted by barnbrat97 View Post
                  I don't know if you've looked at the Success Equestrian saddle pads, but they have the no-slip fabric on the bottom. I'm not too sure how breathable they are though..

                  http://www.successequestrian.com/Home_Page.html
                  I have never heard of them, they look like they may be just what I need. Thank you so much!

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                  • #10
                    Dear alibi_18,

                    Ecogold and EquineLUX use similar breathable material for the top layer. However, the lining is completely different. Ecogold makes it from the non-slip mesh. EquineLUX uses 100% cotton fabric that is much softer, smoother and healthier for the horse's skin. Moreover, cotton wicks sweat away, which cannot be expected from the polyurethane mesh.

                    A lot of horse riders use Ecogold pads. However, when you need a solution for the horse's sensitive skin problem, EquineLUX is what you need. Saddle pads are non-slip, breathable and sweat-wicking.

                    http://www.equinelux.com/products/images/cotton.png
                    Last edited by eLUX; May. 1, 2013, 11:48 AM.

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                    • #11
                      I would recommend you this half-pad http://www.equinelux.com/half-pad-J301-B.php It is made from highest quality Merino sheepskin, 3-D Spacer fabric and non-slip mesh. Absolutely breathable; no tricks. Your gelding will say you THANKS SO MUCH if you put on his back a real wool instead of synthetic fleece....

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                      • #12
                        eLUX, I'm in Ontario. Are there any retailers here that stock the hunter non-slip pad? I have a forward-flap saddle that's hard to fit, so I would need to try it. If not, I see you have a custom order option. What would the price difference be to have one made-to-measure?
                        I've spent most of my life riding horses. The rest I've just wasted.

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                        • #13
                          Hi,

                          We do not have a distributor in ON.
                          However, we can adjust our regular hunter pad for your extra forward-flap saddle.
                          Please email me 2-3 photos of you saddle. Each photo must be taken from the angle of 90°.

                          The made-to-measure pad will be sold you at our regular price.
                          But we need your feedback as well as your photos with your new saddle pad. :-)

                          Regards,
                          eLUX

                          Originally posted by SolarFlare View Post
                          eLUX, I'm in Ontario. Are there any retailers here that stock the hunter non-slip pad? I have a forward-flap saddle that's hard to fit, so I would need to try it. If not, I see you have a custom order option. What would the price difference be to have one made-to-measure?

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                          • #14
                            eLUX-VERY good to know!

                            I have an 18 1/2" saddle with a custom forward flap, I've been wondering what to do for a pad...would that offer hold true with a larger saddle size? With the larger saddle I need something that will fit the panels and seat since the "roll" causes pressure points. My fitter had recommended getting an eco gold type pad since I'm a heavier rider and my mare is prone to back soreness...but we are waiting to evaluate after the new saddle arrives.

                            After reading this thread I had sent the link to your pads onto my fitter...she's a firm believer in the eco-golds, but was very excited to see your selection since it was a bit more extensive and had more shim/sheepskin options. I believe she's getting some pads from you to try (Brita Rizzi with Dynamic Saddle Fitting).

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by eLUX View Post
                              Hi,

                              We do not have a distributor in ON.
                              However, we can adjust our regular hunter pad for your extra forward-flap saddle.
                              Please email me 2-3 photos of you saddle. Each photo must be taken from the angle of 90°.

                              The made-to-measure pad will be sold you at our regular price.
                              But we need your feedback as well as your photos with your new saddle pad. :-)

                              Regards,
                              eLUX
                              Can you do this for any size saddle? I have 2 very short flap saddles (a jump and a dressage) and I would buy pads shaped to those saddles in a heartbeat for showing.
                              Originally posted by PeanutButterPony
                              you can shackle your pony to a lawn chair at the show...so long as its in a conservative color.

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                              • #16
                                Originally posted by eLUX View Post
                                Hi,

                                We do not have a distributor in ON.
                                However, we can adjust our regular hunter pad for your extra forward-flap saddle.
                                Please email me 2-3 photos of you saddle. Each photo must be taken from the angle of 90°.

                                The made-to-measure pad will be sold you at our regular price.
                                But we need your feedback as well as your photos with your new saddle pad. :-)

                                Regards,
                                eLUX
                                Nice pads! It shows three Ontario retailers on your website. Is your website not accurate then?

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                                • #17
                                  Originally posted by alibi_18 View Post
                                  Both brands are the same.

                                  Ecogold was started by a couple who's union ended up. The lady kept going with Ecogold and his ex started EquineLux. Same material and all.
                                  Hi, this is Patricia from ECOGOLD. Ecogold is a textile engineering firm, founded by John Da Silva in 1989. All products are still designed by him, in partnership with top riders and their grooms. Some of our sponsored riders are McLain Ward, Scott Stewart, Hope Glynn, Boyd Martin, Karen O'Connor, William Fox-Pitt...

                                  After 51 years, I'm proud to say he is still happily married to my mom, who also works in the company.

                                  We have 2 half pads, the Stabilizer: http://bit.ly/138GthE and the Triple Protection Memory Foam half pad: http://bit.ly/YjOP5a which you can view in the links.

                                  If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at 1-866-432-6465 or by email.

                                  Have a great day!
                                  www.ecogold.ca
                                  www.horsejunkiesunited.com - The Blog for & by Amateur Riders

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                                  • Original Poster

                                    #18
                                    Thanks everyone for the responses! I will be measuring my current pads and will be in touch to order next week!

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                                    • Original Poster

                                      #19
                                      Patricia, I sent you an email! Thanks

                                      eLUX I also sent you an email! Look forward to hearing back!

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                                      • #20
                                        I (and my horse!) love our ecogold memory foam pad, saw a significant difference using it over the thinline pad (though that was still better than just a saddle pad).

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