Hi , can anyone recommend a decent bareback pad (not parelli as i don,t want to spend £150 !! ;D). I found this when i searched, www.barebackpad.co.uk Has anyone used one of these? Its so hard to tell from a picture if its any good or not. Any help would be much appreciated, thanks
Last Edit: Dec 28, 2005 16:56:48 GMT 1 by jonswager
I bought a Parelli pad as I had a load of savvy club vouchers to spend and wanted to treat myself.
But I did look at the link you've given and that would have been what I'd have bought otherwise. There are a couple of features that I prefer over the Parelli pad. The first is the shaping over the withers. The second is that it comes with a girth. And I think they're pretty well priced.
It might be worth looking on ebay as they come up quite often, but I don't know how much of a saving you'd make.
I love my bareback pad. I've a lot of hacks including a couple of long (3 hour plus) ones including plenty of flat out gallops and haven't moved an inch. I'm very impressed - like superglue for my jeans!
Yep, the Best Friend is much better than the Parelli pad. Nice waffle underneath to avoid slipping, softer than a Parelli pad, has a rise for the wither, and the girth is included in the price. I sold my Parelli pad and brought a Best Friend
I got a bareback pad off Ebay, it cam from Australia. It has stirrups (a bit of a cheat, I know!), although it didn;t come with a girth. Lovely and soft though, like a big cushion! Cost £40 including postage from down under, bargain!!
I know we've been round this loop before, but I'd say no stirrups on a bareback pad. They aren't stable enough and the stirrups are bound to be attached to a single strip of webbing over the saddle, which could cause some interesting pressure problems. Someone on here posted a while back saying that they'd had an accident with a bareback pad that had stirrups and now they know why everyone kept saying don't use them.