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  • #21
    Originally posted by J Swan View Post
    Tell your husband to "DROP IT" and when he does, say, "LEAVE IT".
    Originally posted by barka.lounger
    u get big old crop and bust that nags ass the next time it even slow down.

    we see u in gp ring in no time.


    • #22
      I second the Griffin Nuu-Meds, as no dead sheep were involved in their manufacture (they're made from wool woven on to a backing).

      Wash and wear really sweetly, and correctly cut for the shape of a horse's back, and not so bulky as to make a saddle pinch (the Fleeceworks ones look and feel divine, but are too thick imho).


      • #23
        My poor deprived horses!

        Gee, I never bought them real sheepskin, only the fake, or a cotton shaped pad, or no pad at all. Never any back issues, even hunting hard 6 or 8 hours. If the saddle fits, what's under it (if anything) seems of minor to no importance. If the saddle doesn't fundamentally fit, no amount or type of padding can prevent a sore back. I 'do' have a Saddle Right pad at present, which gets used when the big guy's saddle needs reflocking and the saddle guy can't get there for a few weeks.

        I do have a real sheepskin pad, given to me a couple of years ago, but the dang thing is awfully slippery.


        • #24
          I ride a variety of horses and use the saddlerite pad more as preventitive medicine so to speak.. obviously my 2 saddles can't fit every horse perfectly.


          • #25
            I have had Equine Comfort pads for years. I use them daily, brush off with a stiff brush when dirt gets on there (my pads have their own beastie brush now). I think Legacy Tack has them for 99.95.
            I wash in a front load with a little bit of Rambo wash and air dry. I have not had a problem with them falling apart in any way (knock on wood!).
            Proud to have two Takaupa Gold line POAs!
            Takaupas Top Gold
            Gifts Black Gold Knight


            • #26
              Don't know if this makes a difference....

              Originally posted by SimpsoMatt View Post
              I washed my first Fleeceworks pad in the washing machine. It fell apart after 2 washes. I took the fragments back to the tack store, and they sold me a new one for half price, along with a bottle of some special soap and recommendations to hand wash it. After 2 hand-washings with the special soap, it's starting to fall apart.
              But while I do wash mine frequently, it is always in a front load machine, never one with an agitator.


              • #27
                Sheepskin pad

                I purchased mine from VTO Saddlery for 99.95 it i sthe Equice Comfort Brand. I love it.


                • #28
                  Originally posted by Ponyclubrocks View Post
                  But while I do wash mine frequently, it is always in a front load machine, never one with an agitator.
                  I think the agitator definitely was a major part of the problem with my first pad. I don't have a front-load machine. So I hand-washed my second pad, and it's holding up a little better, but the sheepskin is already starting to pull apart in a couple of places. I held off washing it as long as I could, but eventually it gets pretty gross even though I brush as much of the dirt out as I can after each ride.


                  • #29
                    Matt - if you feel like taking a chance on another pad - the Equine Comfort Pad seems to hold up a lot better.

                    I've had mine for several years and it looks brand new.
                    Brothers and sisters, I bid you beware
                    Of giving your heart to a dog to tear.
                    -Rudyard Kipling


                    • #30
                      white or "natural"?

                      I never saw the answer to that question. I have loved the effect of real sheepskin under my old dressage saddle and would like to have the same for hunting under my jumping saddle. However, I don't want to spend the $$ on a non-traditional color. Presumably, "white" would end up looking not quite pure as the driven snow after a couple of hunts, but should I start out with the more creamy colored "natural" sheepskin?


                      • #31
                        My white pad has stayed white. Which is surprising because until this drought hit - all the fixtures were clay mudpits. We'd often come home filthy.
                        Brothers and sisters, I bid you beware
                        Of giving your heart to a dog to tear.
                        -Rudyard Kipling