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[RC] cool back pad - sherman

Whenever I've seen riding buddies have trouble with a pad slipping back, it
was with a saddle with a smooth bottom as opposed to a fleece bottom. The
smooth leather provides a nice slide for the Coolback pads which are more
inclined to slide on the horse's smooth hair, unlike the Woolback which
grips the horse better, so if you use a shelf-liner type material in between
saddle and pad it might help, but just having a non-slip pad directly on the
horse might not eliminate the problem. Possibley making some sort of
adaptation to your saddle bottom, making it not so slippery would help.
Isn't there some sort of spray that riders used to spray on their pants or
slippery saddle seat to make them slide around less? Maybe spraying the
saddle bottom with that would help. I use both Woolback and Coolback pads
and have never had any slipping back problems, but my saddles have fleece
bottom and the other a waffle type bottom. I do still get a bit of side to
side slip with the Coolback as my horse has a barrel back and mutton withers
and I don't use a tight girth.


I've never used a Coolback pad, and I don't have any problems with my Skito
slipping, but I use the rubber mesh pad to keep my Skito from getting yucky
was very expensive!) and it's just handy to have the extra non-slip security

with a treeless saddle.  It also helps to keep my mare's back a little
But you made a good point about saddle fit in regards to slippage as well.  
I've had to try quite a few different tack products before finding the right

fit for me AND my horse, saddle, etc.  =)

Carrie Kitley

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