I absolutely love my Engel half pad. It is fluffy and beautiful and perfect in every way a sheepskin saddle pad should be. Oh, and only like $100. I lesson and do jumper shows in that + my Back on Track square pad (also in love with this. If you have a horse who has a sore back and doesn’t like to put their head down, grab one of these babies. Problem basically solved, just add proper eq). Picture of fluffiness below:
Anyways, my question is, under what circumstances would I want to use a wither relief pad instead of a fluffy, beautiful half pad? Is there actually a difference? How can you tell?