Lets talk saddle pads here, I alike most of you probably have tried out a fair share of them out and your tack room is probably filled with multiples. For me I have about 5 different kinds in my trailer that I can use. Why I choose to keep them all somedays I dont know, but having a horse that is growing I have used 4 different pads on her throughout the two years. I think when it comes to picking out a pad, it needs to work for both of you but mainly for your horse.
Pick a saddle first that fits your horse really well and then pick out a pad that would compliment it. I have been between two saddles for a year now because my horses body constantly is changing, so I am always changing the pad that goes with it. I used to buy pads based off of there looks but I slowly realized how vital they are to your horses comfort/health, so figure out what there certain needs are in either extra support or less and pick a pad that accommodates that. There are a lot of great pads out there that I haven't tried yet, but so far these are my go to's below.
Some of my favorite brands:
-5 Star Pads: I love the variation of colors/cuts/thickness that you can choose on these and they last a long time but they do not offer alot of extra support if your horse needs extra wither/shoulder support.
-Classic Equine Biofit: This is my personal favorite right now because my horse needs extra padding in the shoulder area and this does the trick. Love the thickness and quality of this pad.
-CSI Pad: Has a lot of support all around, and I really like the way it fits my horse. Worth the money
-Performance Choice SMX Air pad: I used this one a lot when I first started, good quality for the price of it.
See below my favorite choices for each one(Links on photos). Team Equine and Impact Gel are well liked by a lot of people I ride with, and I have tried them just don't own any!