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  • Favorite western pad?

    I am going to save up for a thinline western pad I think. I love my english thinline half pad. However, I am curious what else there is out there and what everybody likes. I use to have a really nice diamond wool saddle pad, but I can't seem to find the same pad again.
    Maggie Bright, lovingly known as Skye and deeply missed (1994 - 2013)
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    Contour Pedic by Equibrand. I can tell a difference when I use something else. Tempers the bounce for both of us.
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    • #3
      5 Star Wool Pads

      http://5starequineproducts.com/

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      • #4
        I like the diamond wool products.

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        • #5
          I really like my Pro Choice pads.

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            Pad

            I love my charmayne james profeesinal chice air ride wool barrel pads. But i also like the plain wool pads by the big r and the pro tec wool pad

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            • #7
              Professionals Choice heavy duty air ride, with a thin washable liner type pad underneath to keep the work pad nice and fresh.
              Last edited by reinerspook; Dec. 30, 2012, 06:05 PM.

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              • #8
                www.thealpacahorse.com
                The most purely natural saddle blanket available.I won't put anything else between my saddle and my horse.

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                  Professionals Choice

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                  • #10
                    Professionals Choice HD Air Ride (I'm too lazy for a liner pad, just clean the fleece every couple months). I've also got a Wyngz that I really love for arena riding.

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                    • #11
                      Diamond Wool
                      5 Star Wool
                      CSI

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                        Does anybody know anything about the classic equine ESP pads?
                        Maggie Bright, lovingly known as Skye and deeply missed (1994 - 2013)
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                        • #13
                          I buy pads that are felt with a foam core, preferably with a vented spine and cut-outs for the latigo and off cinch. The last ones I bought on clearance at Pard's and are Mustang brand. The previous ones I bought on ebay. They hold up pretty well for moderate use for a year or two. When the foam starts to compress, I throw them out and buy more. If you keep an eye out, you can find them for less than $50.

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                            I love a basic, simple Harris work pad. They are inexpensive, last forever and easy to care for.

                            I had a mare with NO wither that I tried every non-slip pad out there on with mixed results...no matter what I still had to practically cut her in half to feel like the saddle was secure.

                            I was very reluctant to try the Harris since it is a fleece bottom and I thought for sure I would die on that first ride. Much to my surprise I didn't have to cinch her up nearly as tight as before and have never had a saddle move a bit.
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                              I was wondering if a fleece bottom versus a felt or wool bottom helps the horse's back vent better?
                              Maggie Bright, lovingly known as Skye and deeply missed (1994 - 2013)
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                              • #16
                                Originally posted by Skyedragon View Post
                                Does anybody know anything about the classic equine ESP pads?
                                I use the Classic Equine ESP pads with a treeless western saddle- I find that they seem to work well and I like the spine clearance and cut out leg area this pad provides.

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                                  Originally posted by Skyedragon View Post
                                  I was wondering if a fleece bottom versus a felt or wool bottom helps the horse's back vent better?
                                  In my case my mare got way less sweaty with the fleece Harris pad than anything else I ever used.

                                  I have a gelding that needs a fleece girth, and I know he sweats less than with a neoprene one.
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                                    #18
                                    I was thinking that fleece would probably vent better than felt or wool.
                                    Maggie Bright, lovingly known as Skye and deeply missed (1994 - 2013)
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                                    • #19
                                      On all our pick-up horses we use the a navajo on the bottom and a PRO felt pad on top! I'm also a big fan of wade pads, but they are so expensive.
                                      www.thetexasequestrian.com

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                                        Originally posted by ViewParadise View Post
                                        Diamond Wool
                                        5 Star Wool
                                        CSI
                                        I really like my CSI as well. However, I wore a hole under the stirrup fender on both sides. Only negative I have found with this pad.

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