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Western Orthopedic Saddle Pads

Not long ago a saddle blanket was something you put under your saddle to keep the sheepskin lining of the saddle clean. Today that thin blanket has been waived in favor of thick pads designed to cushion the horse’s back rather than just keep the hair and sweat at bay. Fleece, felt, foam and fiber fill — even air — are now used to raise the bars of the saddle off the horse’s back. Peek under the Navajo today and you will probably find cushioning of some kind. Many pads are now made from high-tech materials that not only relieve pressure but also provide a way for air to

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