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post #1 of 7 Old 04-29-2010, 09:02 PM Thread Starter
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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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post #2 of 7 Old 04-29-2010, 09:18 PM
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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. :]

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post #3 of 7 Old 04-29-2010, 09:24 PM
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Hopefully there's no set rules where you are. Black looks great on grey horses!

You just have to see your don't have to like it.
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post #4 of 7 Old 04-29-2010, 10:26 PM Thread Starter
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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).

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post #5 of 7 Old 04-29-2010, 10:46 PM
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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.

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post #6 of 7 Old 05-10-2010, 08:38 PM
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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
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post #7 of 7 Old 05-10-2010, 08:49 PM
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If you have a light horse definitely go with a black pad. Makes them look better every time.

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