Originally Posted by Oxer
my trainer has told us ("us" meaning our riding team) that if we are in a lesson we CANNOT wear bling helmets, no paint on our horses hooves (meaning, glitter or colored paint), or ride in loud colored riding gear... like polo wraps that are hot pink, or bright colored saddle pads. She's very strict about this.
We had a young girl try and come out to the arena with a saddle pad with cupcakes all over it... and she told her to get off and go back to the barn!
So while I may like funky riding gear... I don't see it in my future.
I used to board and take lessons at a barn like that but I don't own solid coloured saddle pads, not one, and when challenged, I said I wasn't showing so what were they going to do? They conceded. Win.
We have lots of pads similar to this: