Manufacturer: Horse.com (View all products by Horse.com)
Model: Gazelle Saddle Pad (View all Gazelle Saddle Pad reviews)
Category: Western Saddle Fittings/Pads
Purchase: Horse.com, ~$17 each if you buy more than one, or $24 for a single pad. Minus ~10% if you wait for the emailed coupon a the end of each month
Likes: Low price. Nice color.
Dislikes: You get what you paid for. - Horse.com advertises the pad as 1 1/4 inch thick, double layer fleece. I e-mailed them asking if it was just fleece or had a foam lining as 1.25" seemed thick for just fleece. It took them a week to respond, by which time I had gone ahead & ordered to use the 10% discount before it expired. They told me it had a foam/fiber center: lie, it is just fleece & only 1.25" if fully fluffed. I squished down to less than 1/2". This is what I was looking for anyhow, so that was not a problem, but I resent being lied to. They should honestly answer the question, not just say what they think the person wants to hear. And it should not take a week. - What did upset me was that on entire edge is unfinished. The fabric is not turned under & sewn as on every other fleece pad I've used, there are just 2 raw edges of fabric sticking out about 1-2 inches from the final seam. I thought I got a defective pad, but BOTH of the pads I bought had an unfinished seam. I can sew, so I can fix them, but don't think I should have to. I'd not like I ordered a pair of pants & asked for them to be unhemmed.
Quality: See the description of what I don't like
Summary: Probably half of my disappointment is with horse.com for their dishonest representation of the product. But even if they had told me it was an unlined double fleece pad & the 1.25" would compress to less than 0.5", the lack of quality in an unfinished side on 2 pads would have made me give ti a poor rating.
Author: my new horse is disappointed
Usefulness Rating: 2.5 out of 5.
8 reader(s) voted.
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