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Re: [RC] Bareback pads - heidi larson

I bought my daughter a Little Joe bareback pad and she loves it.  It comes with 
a thin pad to soak up sweat and keep the bareback pad clean, it's suede, so has 
some sticking ability and it's pretty plush.  It does have english billets 
which I prefer, however, they may have the option for a western girth.  It also 
has lots of dees for cantle bag, breastcollar and for stirrups.  I put the 
wintec stirrup leathers on (upside down) covered with a sheepskin as the area 
they attach was slightly lumpy and use ez stirrups with cages.  Her horse has a 
sway back and it's the only thing we've found that works for both of them!  
Can't recall cost, but it comes up with a google search.

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heidi larson

--- On Tue, 6/2/09, April <endurancerider@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

From: April <endurancerider@xxxxxxxxx>
Subject: [RC] Bareback pads
To: "ridecamp (E-mail)" <ridecamp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tuesday, June 2, 2009, 3:14 PM
Hi, Ridecampers,

I am wanting to purchase a bareback pad. Not to use for
endurance, but to use for short training rides and for
lessons for my nieces.

I don't like regular/cheap bareback pads because the
girth strap goes around the top of the pad and that ends up
rubbing my legs.

I'm looking at the following pads (in no particular

Cashel Bareback Pad: Around $100. This is just a big piece
of foam you sit on. Heat build up concerns me. I'd
likely throw a light pad under it to help alleviate that. 
(This is not the soft saddle. I had one of those and while
it was super
comfy for walking, the flaps bunched if we trotted any.)

Best Friend Comfort Plus Bareback pad: Around $75. Looks
comfy, but I wonder about the spot where the girth comes
into the pad. http://www.bestfriendequine.com/comfort-plus-bareback-pad.html

Stacy Westfall Gel Ultrasuede Bareback Pad. Around $140.
Pricey, but looks very interesting and comfortable, but no
mention of rings to attach a breast collar. 

All seem to be able to be used with regular western girths,
which I like.

Does anybody have any info you can share with me (private
is fine) regarding these pads? Or maybe have another
suggestion for a pad?

Nashville, TN

"Only those who will risk going too
far can possibly find out how far one can go." TS



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