What ever happened to using fleece pads that are saddle shaped? Is it just a dressage thing that we want to use square pads? Also, there are so many products out there that most of us on a regular basis under our saddles. I know that every single person at my barn uses some sort of Thinline pad between their saddle and the square pad. Isn't this just adding extra padding because the saddle doesn't quite fit? Shouldn't we be seeking out a different saddle instead?
|The Kent and Master's S Series Dressage Saddle|
|Side shot. It looks a little far forward in this shot, but that could be the square pad making it look like it's more forward. I have it pulled up into the gullet. This picture shows off the pony's croup high 'hump'.|
So, let's hear it. What's up with saddle pads? Crutch? Comfort? Fashion?
|One of these days I will buy my pony a cooler that actually fits her.|