I was given a pair of these irons for free
A little bit of google work has me thinking that these are considered “plain hunting irons”…
I didn’t even realize the subtle difference until I went to find pads for them. The typical fillis style white pads don’t fit because the little cut outs on either end aren’t wide enough to fit around the thick part of the iron.
The tack shop had “hunt pads” which are these
but I couldn’t get them to fit into my irons in the shop, it seemed the part of the pad that goes through the iron hole was too thick.
Right now I’m just frustrated and am thinking about just buying a new pair of irons with pads to avoid trying to figure out where to find pads that fit these things! Right now i’m riding in an old pair of herm springers but they’re going back to the saddle’s previous owner as soon as I figure out my iron issues.
Anybody have any idea??? Are there other types of pads that I’m not finding???
Oh, and I posted this in hunter/jumper and not “hunting” because while the irons in question are allegedly “hunting” irons, I ride hunter/jumper and thought that you all would be well versed enough to suggest whether I’m looking at the wrong pads or if these irons are not what I think they are.
One more thing!
Measuring Irons…they aren’t marked with a size.
Do you measure inside of each post??
I measured these things three times. The first time was on the footbed. 4 3/4". Second time was inside of each bar. 4 1/2". Third Time I did a diagonal (like you measure a TV…I know, creative. But really? Who teaches you how to measure a dang iron???)