So... I bit of an update on my situation...
I sold my Ansur saddle. I can't show hunt seat in it (which I knew when I bought it) and I ended up using it so little at home that I would be better off to have the money instead. I show very infrequently, so far less than once a year. So I was thinking of just buying a trusty old Crosby PDN that I know will fit Crayon reasonably well, and have it flocked to fit even better. But for at home I would like to have a nice bareback pad for riding.
I don't mind riding without any pads, but I like to post the trot and try to maintain good equitation for when I have my weekly lesson. Without stirrups, it's easiest to do this on a thick, fairly firm pad (My wool felt Western pad has worked well, but it doesn't stay in place well at all.)
Right now I am considering
The Barefoot Physio: http://www.barefoot-saddles.com/index.p ... cts_id=248
(Although I prefer wool felt over the grippy stuff on the underside)
This: http://www.aussiesaddle.com/Products/Sa ... k_pad.html
(I would NOT use stirrups. I'm curious to know if anybody has experience with this one and the plastic panels in it. The panels are why I'm really interested. The price seems a little crazy.)
This: (bottom of page, English style) http://www.skookumhorse.com/western-tack.html
I was thinking of asking for one with a V girth setup.
OR, I could ONLY get one of these: (brown VSD) http://www.enlightenedequitation.com/flexee_intro.htm
If anybody has any experience with these or any input I would love to know what you have to say!