Hey y'all!! I'm trying to take a poll of favorite qualities of western saddle pads. Also, please comment below your favorite brand/make specifically or your ~dream~ (one-I'll-sell-my-kidneys-for-it) type pad . My thoughts: I currently own a Classic Equine ESP saddle pad. Overall, I'd rate it a 6/10. It was advertised as 1 1/2 inches thick (which it is shy from) and with 1/2 inch being high-quality memory foam- really it's 1/4 of an inch of poron. The felt's scratchy and the wither and spine cutout's are just not enough clearance for my liking. Most of all, the pad boomerangs the shock more than absorbing it. ANYWAY, my dream pad would be a Jen X Equine one, but that's a lot to spend.