I barrel race on my 22 year old pinto mare. I currently ride her in a Professional’s Choice SMx pad (it’s old and I desperately need a new one). I have been looking at the Professional’s Choice SMx OrthoSport Barrel saddle pad. I have also looked at the impact gel saddle pads. It is important to me to get her a nice pad that relieves pressure off of her back. Does anyone have any recommendations? Or any experience with either of these pads?
Supracor Cool Grip. It’s the same stuff they use in the astronaut’s seats in the space shuttle. I have an eight year old one that is good as new. They’re pricy but last forever and prevent hotspots in summer. Hose off and hang over a rail to clean, or wipe with a cloth.
Here’s a link – but don’t buy from them (more expensive) order from the Distance Depot or some other outlet:
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