Hello! Newby poster on here! Little background, I grew up in Hunter/Jumpers but am now Foxhunting full time and ride all OTTBs(different sizes), still riding in that style when at home though. I’m pretty far removed from the world of tack as I mostly ride for someone that provides everything but the saddle. We hunt for hours so it’s imperative that I have the right fit and it fits a variety of backs.
I’m potentially needing to own my own horse next year so I need to start educating myself on tack again. I ride in an '08 Devoucoux Biarritz, so a bit narrower twist and gullet. We’ve found that has worked well with a wider range of TBs(narrower than WBs). She has me use a Equifit pad now that seems to work great and I can always get one for myself but I am very curious about the Devouxcoux - All-in shock absorbing pad(with shims) or the - Felt pressure distribution pad(old school felt!).
Anyone have any experience with them and their fit? Quality? It’s a lot of money but I’m willing to spend it if it’s effective and lasts a long time. *Important to note that even though I’ll be owning my own horse, I will still be riding others and may move the horse along relatively quickly if it’s going well so the varity in backs will still be a concern.
Thank you so much for your input!