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    08-14-2012, 03:15 AM
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Foal
Dressage saddle pads?

Are you allowed to use a shaped pad in competition, such as this?
     
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    08-14-2012, 08:28 AM
  #2
Showing
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.
     
    08-14-2012, 11:19 AM
  #3
Foal
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Originally Posted by kitten_Val    
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.
     
    08-14-2012, 01:18 PM
  #4
Foal
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.
     
    08-14-2012, 05:36 PM
  #5
Foal
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Originally Posted by RhinestoneCowgirl03    
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
     
    08-14-2012, 09:58 PM
  #6
Trained
Square pads only sorry, in official competition at least.

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

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