I'm looking at pony pads for my shetty who has a flat back and pretty much no wither. I don't really like the look of those plastic molded monkey grips on the Wintec and Kincade or the leather pony pads I have seen, so I am leaning towards either the Status or another one that I have found on that auction site. I'm going by photos and written descriptions and will probably order online so just wanted to find out what the status ones are like? Will the seat suit bigger kids (6-9yo's) or only toddlers? Are they flexible enough to fit bigger ponies comfortably? Do they ride forward and require a crupper on most ponies? I have found someone who has had one of the auction site ones for a year and is very happy with quality and rider security. The added benefit is that it has velcro pads that adjust to the shape of the pony (or TB or clydie horse for that matter) as well as adjustable knee pads to suit the child. It is more expensive that the status but also comes mounted and with a bridle, bit, saddle blanket and proper stirrups instead of clogs. Thanks!