Sometimes rentals make more sense. In both: from an ecological and an economic point of view.
A decent riding pad is a certain investment. You simply want to know whether it sits well on the horse's back and if you yourself are comfortable in it before you buy it.
It can happen that you are temporarily without a saddle, in which case it can be useful, and quite fun, to use a riding pad during this period.
Innovative therapies such as light therapy are becoming more and more popular, but they are not always cheap. Those who would like to convince themselves of the quality before making a purchase, or who would like to use a certain therapy tool during a healing process, can now borrow it here.