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cajunreiner
Posted 2011-01-12 11:36 AM (#59127 - in reply to #59126)
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Tanquery man - 2011-01-12 11:35 AM who cares? You can't see it under your horse when you're on his back.



Well if I absolutely desperately needed it then I wouldn't but...stop killing my excuses not to spend more money!!
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SaraJean
Posted 2011-01-12 11:52 AM (#59128 - in reply to #59065)
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My personal favorites are the 5 stars. Second pick would be my tod slone.
Have an Impact gel but don't really care for it, works on some horses but others seem to really want to hollow their backs & not collect in it so I don't use it a whole lot. Have a couple pro choice air rides that I use on colts & lots of other misc cheapy pads too.
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Hola
Posted 2011-01-12 11:53 AM (#59129 - in reply to #59065)
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5 star.
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s_hafer
Posted 2011-01-12 6:20 PM (#59161 - in reply to #59111)
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cajunreiner - 2011-01-12 11:13 AM

Tanquery man - 2011-01-12 10:56 AM Why don't yall like the buckle?

  The tab's or tongue or whatever that's called is too short, it's not as secure.  if you wanna rig 'em up the old fashion way then I guess it's all fine and dandy? but then that defeats the purpose of having the buckle.  I think you can get the same amount of torque out of a plain buckle with a roller as you get with the smart cinch.  I guess it has a purpose for people that are weak but I've never had a problem tightening my cinch to need what this is supposed to help.



I had a lot of "fit" problems with my smart cinch until I went to the website and watched the video of how to do it up properly......now I love it and I don't think I would buy another type again
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s_hafer
Posted 2011-01-12 6:29 PM (#59163 - in reply to #59109)
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LuvmyQH - 2011-01-12 11:12 AM

I've used a number of expensive saddle pads and for the price Diamond Wook Sagebrush Saddle Pads are the best. They're durable, $70-$80 and when my horse is sweaty, his back isn't! They really are a good durable pad. And I didn't have to "break it in". Put it on and away we went. Had it on him for 4-5 hrs to start and did not sore his back. Smx and Cuttersare the same but a lot more expensive. Had to break in the Impact Gels but kept going back to Diamond pads..............
Good luck in your search.



check out ko trading they are on there for $60
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slidinstop
Posted 2011-01-12 6:36 PM (#59165 - in reply to #59065)
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Since we're on the topic of cinches. My all-time Fav are my Calvin Allen mohairs. How bout everyone else?
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Yellow Rose
Posted 2011-01-12 11:29 PM (#59199 - in reply to #59065)
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Favorite saddle pad: Tod Slone. I won't use anything else! I use my 1" alone, or my 3/4" with a wool double navajo underneath. They recommend the 3/4" and navajo combination.

Favorite cinch: Classic Equine 100% Mohair. LOVE the roller buckles
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Tanquery man
Posted 2011-01-13 9:15 AM (#59243 - in reply to #59065)
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I used to do the blanket/pad thing. I got to talking to this Aussie that works for Martin saddles. He said that the blanket/pad thing causes more friction because there's more moving parts to it. the saddle rubs the pad that rubs the blanket that rubs the horse. He said it actually creates more pressure and more heat than just a pad or blanket. Made sense to me so I just use a 1" or 3/4 " wool pad, no blanket anymore.

Edited by Tanquery man 2011-01-13 9:16 AM
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cajunreiner
Posted 2011-01-13 9:18 AM (#59245 - in reply to #59243)
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Tanquery man - 2011-01-13 9:15 AM I used to do the blanket/pad thing. I got to talking to this Aussie that works for Martin saddles. He said that the blanket/pad thing causes more friction because there's more moving parts to it. the saddle rubs the pad that rubs the blanket that rubs the horse. He said it actually creates more pressure and more heat than just a pad or blanket. Made sense to me so I just use a 1" or 3/4 " wool pad, no blanket anymore.


I've always found this to be true too.
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Tanquery man
Posted 2011-01-13 9:22 AM (#59249 - in reply to #59245)
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cajunreiner - 2011-01-13 9:18 AM
Tanquery man - 2011-01-13 9:15 AM I used to do the blanket/pad thing. I got to talking to this Aussie that works for Martin saddles. He said that the blanket/pad thing causes more friction because there's more moving parts to it. the saddle rubs the pad that rubs the blanket that rubs the horse. He said it actually creates more pressure and more heat than just a pad or blanket. Made sense to me so I just use a 1" or 3/4 " wool pad, no blanket anymore.


I've always found this to be true too.


see? see? told ya.....
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cajunreiner
Posted 2011-01-13 9:39 AM (#59261 - in reply to #59249)
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Tanquery man - 2011-01-13 9:22 AM
cajunreiner - 2011-01-13 9:18 AM
Tanquery man - 2011-01-13 9:15 AM I used to do the blanket/pad thing. I got to talking to this Aussie that works for Martin saddles. He said that the blanket/pad thing causes more friction because there's more moving parts to it. the saddle rubs the pad that rubs the blanket that rubs the horse. He said it actually creates more pressure and more heat than just a pad or blanket. Made sense to me so I just use a 1" or 3/4 " wool pad, no blanket anymore.


I've always found this to be true too.


see? see? told ya.....



heh, you didn't tell ME I already knew it!
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BuckarooBob
Posted 2015-11-12 4:03 PM (#69480 - in reply to #59065)
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I prefer the 5 Star Saddle pad. The 5 Star Saddle Pad is an investment in your horse's comfort. It contains 100% virgin wool which offers superior quality, wicking, cooling, and compression protection. The cut of the pad, a French curve back line with wither slope, provides a comfortable fit on your horse's back that protects against pressure points. Great saddle pads for high withered horses. http://www.bitterrootsaddleco.com/5-star-saddle-pads/
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