J and I have been conditioning Thumper and Jessica for the endurance ride next month. So far we have only been able to ride around the farm and up and down the gravel road. Today we finally made it to the trails.
Thumper looked so fresh to start with. I thought I would try Otoelene's Toklat Cool Back pad for the ride instead of Hank's big heavy one that I had been using. The cool back pad is a good deal lighter and the 2 times I've used it on Thumper I haven't noticed the saddle pressure points that I did with the other pad. (If there is a spot not sweating surrounded by sweat under the pad then there is too much pressure there.)