I'm just curious as to anyone shows with just their half pad, or any other pads.
I have another thread started about saddle slippage so I won't go in to too much detail but I have a Wintec 500 with a Thinline ultra comfort half pad (the one with sheepskin, and a Thinline short girth. The thinline pad attaches really well to my saddle. However most regular dressage pads that I put under it will not. The shoulder keepers are not long enough to attach to the billets or anything else and the girth keepers are not wide enough to fit the Thinline Shortgirth. So, the thinline half pad stays in place, the saddle pad slides right out the back within minutes.
I have a show this weekend and I am ready to give up. Is it okay to show with just the sheepskin half pad? I know the Dressage Pad is mainly just for looks and to keep the saddle and half pad clean, but will it look bad without one?
What are your opinions?