Don’t buy new saddles, people, none of your existing arsenal of equipment will fit them and you’ll have to buy new. To be fair, I’ve had some of these baby pads for 15 years and they don’t owe me anything. I’m looking for:
- Long spine (25" would be ideal)
- Forward-contoured flap
- Some kind of non-slip mechanism- girth loops, etc.
- Thin- it’s being used with a half pad, and its job is to keep me from having to wash the half pad.
- Doesn’t slip. (That’s the problem I’m having with the 15-year-old square pads. My horse has big shoulders and an active, swingy back. Now that I’m not using them with an EcoGold non-slip pad, they move around too much.)
I hear the Ogilvy baby pad slips but the Profile less so. Is the LeMieux cotton one too thick to use with a half pad? Are there other products I should be looking at- ideally ones that charge less than $60 for a baby pad I’m going to need 6 of?