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Saddle Pads Need To Vent

Some saddle pads come with straps to thread your girth through and billet straps that have a hook-and-loop fastener, like Velcro, at the end. These fasten around a billet strap and keep the pad from slipping. We noted a wide variance of where billets and girth straps are set on the pads, especially the less-expensive pads. The placement you need varies with the type of saddle you use, but we noted the most problems with dressage-type saddles. You’ll be wise to check that the strap placements are where you want them before you get the pad dirty.If you don’t like the straps, take a

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