Thursday, November 14, 2013

Other Saddle Pads...

 
Henry is bouncy.. very bouncy. Like my trainer will only walk and canter him because his trot is to much for her ha! Thankfully his canter is nice so we aren't all the way screwed :)

I have been on the quest to try and help my back and his through this process while riding and showing...

I have used your typical sheepskin half pad...

Also bought E's Thin Line pad off her :)
Most recently I got a Ride-Light pad for my bday

 I have to say that I do like riding in both the Thin Like and Ride Light best. It's funny how you adjust as a rider to bounce or a not smooth horse and then when you try out a pad that makes it better, it's AMAZING!

I tried them together but it didn't work ha!

Do any of ya'll have pad secrets that I must know about?!

Do share :)

Also Forging Fictions contest! 

23 comments:

  1. I do not have a secret pad, at all. But I have recently been gifted(/indefinitely loaned? friend changed disciplines!) an Ogilvy pad and it makes me happy!

    PS, your banner photo is gorgeous!

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    1. Oh I have heard great things about Ogilvy!

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  2. I'll be watching this closely, lol. Red's trot is SO rough, I mean, professionals have told me that it's one of the worst they've ridden. If I can figure out a different pad that would help out, I'd be happy, lol!!

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    1. I think Thin Line makes western pads :)

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  3. Yeah, Miles' trot isn't exactly pleasureable to sit... but I have to pad him halfway to heaven just to get my saddle to fit, so I'm not particularly worried about trying to soften up his bounciness yet.

    I currently use a Lami-Cell Pad AND an ECP Wither Relief pad... yes, halfway to heaven for sure!

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    1. LOL Halfway to Heaven for sure! Does it feel like you are riding on a cloud? hehe :)

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  4. I love Thinline! Fiction's trot is soooo hard to sit but the Thinline really does absorb shock. I used the Contender II pad and also just bought a Thinline halfpad w/ fleece and loooove both of them.

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    1. Yeah I feel like the Thin Line and the Ride Light ride pretty similar so lately I have been switching back and forth :)

      I had my Ride Light pad made with the same leather color as my saddle so I can use it to show :)

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  5. I really liked the Ride-light when I tried E's, it was sooo much nicer ride. Holly's not Henry bouncy, but she's not exactly smooth either. I will have to try a thin line, I know I can find those used cheaper. I don't really like the way the gel-pads feel (like J uses).
    Wish I could help more but I'm behind you in search lol. I think the ride light's the best product so far, maybe a BoT back brace for you? ;)

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    1. I think that daily massages would cure all ;)

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  6. I've used thinline with mixed results, but now just use a sheepskin mattes pad. Am hoping to try an Eco Gold pad if Santa is good to me :)

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  7. I do like my thin line half pad.

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  8. I have a Lami-Cell pad that I really like. It's more for the horse vs. myself but never had an issue. :)

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  9. Harley's trot used to be rough, but is much smoother now, so Henry might still surprise you. I just use one pad under my saddle, but loved the Skito pad when we were looking for a better fitting saddle. Skito will custom cut them for you. Memory foam. Nice.

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    1. Last night he had more bounce in his step .. lord help us!

      Thankfully my saddle fits him great :)

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  10. My friend can't ride without her thinline...she says her back kills her otherwise. Ecogold and Ogilvy are both worth a shot!

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    1. I think my hubby would die if he knew I was "shopping around" for more pads ;)

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  11. First of all, Henry looks really gorgeous. Saddle pads are really essential and it is essential as well to have the right saddle pad to protect not only you but your horse as well. It is important that the saddle pad fits well. There are many different saddle pads available so there will certainly be one that will best suit any horse-rider.

    ThinLineGlobal.com

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    1. Thanks!

      Yes having a good pad is a must! :) I do love my Thin Line :)

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