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        09-20-2011, 05:05 PM
      #1
    Foal
    Quick showing question

    So, I'm new at dressage and have a 4-h show in about a month. I'm borrowing all the english tack because it is a group competition like a pony club rally except it is recomended to show english and western. I show western normally. Is it okay to use a saddle pad that is fitted to the saddle instead of a dressage pad? Like a hunter fleece saddle pad or not? It is a not rated show.
         
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        09-20-2011, 06:29 PM
      #2
    Yearling
    You need a dressage or a square pad to fit a dressage saddle. A fitted pad is not the same shape as a dressage saddle.
         
        09-21-2011, 06:12 PM
      #3
    Foal
    The thing is it's not a dressage saddle I'm borrowing, it's an all purpose, Sorry:forgot to mention that. Can I use a fitted pad or should I not?
         
        09-21-2011, 07:17 PM
      #4
    Banned
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Maggie May    
    The thing is it's not a dressage saddle I'm borrowing, it's an all purpose, Sorry:forgot to mention that. Can I use a fitted pad or should I not?
    For this level it is fine.

    You may fine yourself in the minority and some people might be embarrassed ( it's that fitting in thing some people have qualms over) but you shouldn't be.

    There is nothing in the rules that say you MUST have a square pad so use what you wish.

    PS....if you had NO pad it STILL would be fine.
         
        09-21-2011, 07:31 PM
      #5
    Trained
    If it's not a rated show then you should be OK. When I first started riding G Man English I only had a shaped pad and no one said anything.
         
        09-22-2011, 11:18 AM
      #6
    Yearling
    Wait, I don't get it? And fitted do you mean a shaped pad? I'll add the pictures at the bottom. Or do you mean like a square pad.

    If you are talking about the first picture then it is okay to show and you should show in it. As for the second pad I guess it would be okay for a local-not-high rated show. I show in a shaped white pad at any show just to show my respect for the judges.
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        09-22-2011, 01:06 PM
      #7
    Trained
    For dressage the convention is the other way around isn't it?

    I started with a pad like the first one, but the second is a better option for dressage surely?
         
        09-22-2011, 04:59 PM
      #8
    Green Broke
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Golden Horse    
    For dressage the convention is the other way around isn't it?

    I started with a pad like the first one, but the second is a better option for dressage surely?
    I know I've always seen the second "square" one used at dressage shows. The only difference is that it's always white, never colored. (Although every once in a while you'll see someone with black...)

    But, yes, a shaped pad is perfectly acceptable for a local show.
         
        09-22-2011, 05:19 PM
      #9
    Foal
    Thanks so much you guys, I am going to use the shaped pad like the first one in the picture. I didn't want to go to the show and feel embarassed because I didn't have a dressage pad. But now I know it's okay to use at this show.
         

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