Im trying to decide on a new saddle pad but i cant decide which on to go with. My horse is really short backed and has big shoulders, so im wondering whats the best saddle pad. Is Impact gel better or Professional Choice? or is there something better than those. Right now i was using a classic equine pad, dont know what its called but its the solid black one with the leather trim?? And i realized today that that saddle pad was why he wasnt turning when i loped. The pad sits on his neck, shoulders, and hip and its really stiff so i guess it was restricting his movement some how. i rode him in just a cheap regular blanket and for the first time he actually loped and turned, and that was the only thing that was different on him, so i was a little excited!