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RE: [RC] [RC] Pads for Treeless - Laurie Durgin

I am also making my own 'custom insert pad'. I had two wool western thick pads,I cut them down into the shape of my saddle plus about 2" and bound the edges. Then I cut a panel of denim and sewed it on top and added a velcro closures. I had an english shock pad (forgot which one, the rectangular one with holes in the spine that runs about 30$ ) and I made it to shape. I can now insert that pad and not have it shift. My saddle needed a bit more shock absorber, as it's panels are only about 1/2 inch. And I have two wool pads now I can interchange. I also have a coolback, which I am about to open up, and add a pouch for the inserts.
I then may buy wool western pads in interesting colors and have lots of custom washable pads.I am going to try making my own inserts from open cell foam backpacking pads my boyscouts use. I stood on it and didn't feel the ground, seems to have good bounce protection.Won't cost much to try. The whole pad is about 15.00$ and I can cut it up and try different configurations. It is about 6 ft long and 18" wide. And they want 'inflateable pads now anyway, so I 'm not really wasting it. And if the foam gets 'fatigued' it is cheap to retire it. We'll see.




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Subject: RE: [RC]   Pads for Treeless
Date: Wed,  8 Oct 2003 21:01:07 -0400 (EDT)


My mother has had her sports saddle for 10 years and I have had mine only a year but we have never had problems with our pad setup (in regard to rubs and such). We use a felt pad, at least 2 in. thick, cut back at the withers, just a simple slice with a knife; 3-4 in. and underneath that a 100% wool pad, nothing special, had a friend make us some and some we just cut a square off the bolt. We have learned that the ones that were made for us tend to slip out because they are made off of an aussie saddle style pattern and because it goes down past the girth and the movement pulls it out. It works much better if both pads are cut to the shape of the saddle. We can't afford expensive pads either.
Katrina





--- On Wed 10/08, < karend@xxxxxxxx > wrote: From: [mailto: karend@xxxxxxxx] To: Ridecamp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Date: Wed, 8 Oct 2003 06:30:07 -0600 (MDT) Subject: [RC] Pads for Treeless

<br><br>Hi all, I too have a treeless Sports Saddle. I do like it very much but<br>would like to find a better pad for my horse. She is a large, wide, high<br>withered arab.I am using a thick pad on her now with no problems. I would<br>like something that would give her back more protection and be more<br>comfortable for me. After a few miles I feel like I am sinking in the<br>saddle as it settles more behind her withers. This is also using a breast<br>collar. Anyone solved this with a Toklat or other pad with inserts? Any<br>input would be appreciated.<br><br>Karen<br><br><br><br>=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=<br><br> Ridecamp is a service of Endurance Net, http://www.endurance.net.<br> Information, Policy, Disclaimer: http://www.endurance.net/Ridecamp<br> Subscribe/Unsubscribe http://www.endurance.net/ridecamp/logon.asp<br><br> Ride Long and Ride Safe!!<br><br>=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=<br><br>

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