black...or white...that is the question...

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  • Can you use a black pad in dressage?

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    04-29-2010, 09:02 PM
Green Broke
black...or white...that is the question...

For low level a black square pad acceptable? Or do I really need to go with a white one...? I only ask because a white pad makes my flea bitten gray look dingy.
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    04-29-2010, 09:18 PM
Green Broke
Im pretty sure you can go with a black pad? But you might want to check the show rules, it might be different where you are. :]
    04-29-2010, 09:24 PM
Hopefully there's no set rules where you are. Black looks great on grey horses!
    04-29-2010, 10:26 PM
Green Broke
I poured over the rule books, there are rules about bridles and bits and training equipment, but nothing on pads (or saddles, and no mention of leg wraps, found that odd).
    04-29-2010, 10:46 PM
I've been to many a Glass-Ed Dressage Show, and I've seen both pads in all levels offered.

You can go with Black or White. You wont be punished for going with whichever you choose.

I use white, because I have a dark bay, but I've seen many greys with black pads.

Meh, I tried to find pictures, but neither the Glass-Ed website has any, nor do the photographers websites have any showing the dressage shows. Poopers.
    05-10-2010, 08:38 PM
I've shown A-circuit (Gold) shows up to 4th level / PSG with a black pads on two grey horses. I used to get compliments on how white the horses looked, and chose black pads on those horses because it really did make them look whiter. On a darker horse white really does look better, but if you've got a light grey, black is definitely an option. As long as the black pad looks good on the horse, go for it
    05-10-2010, 08:49 PM
If you have a light horse definitely go with a black pad. Makes them look better every time.

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