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post #1 of 6 Old 08-14-2012, 02:15 AM Thread Starter
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Dressage saddle pads?

Are you allowed to use a shaped pad in competition, such as this?
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post #2 of 6 Old 08-14-2012, 07:28 AM
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The rules only say "Saddle pads are optional, but should be white or of conservative color." Frankly I've never seen shaped pad at our local shows - only square.

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Frankly I've never seen shaped pad at our local shows - only square.
I'm in the same boat. I've only seen riders school in shaped pads. When showing though, some ride with the shaped pad over a square pad.

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Yes, in my years I've only seen square pads, but I was thinking of using one of these on an arabian because sometimes I feel like they're so fine boned with the combination of a square pad, and saddle, and a big bridle, sometimes they seem to just be swallowed up.
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Yes, in my years I've only seen square pads, but I was thinking of using one of these on an arabian because sometimes I feel like they're so fine boned with the combination of a square pad, and saddle, and a big bridle, sometimes they seem to just be swallowed up.
Have you tried one of the smaller Dressage pads? I use a Larger one on the big horses, and for my smaller boned petite horses, a small pad.

IE. http://www.doversaddlery.com/rider%3...ad/p/X1-19183/ < Larger
Rider's International Cotton Dressage Saddle Pad | Dover Saddlery < Smaller

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Square pads only sorry, in official competition at least.

How about trying one of the finer, swallow tails pads?

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