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        03-22-2013, 11:53 PM
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    Foal
    What colored pad?

    I was wondering if you could use a navy (really dark) saddle pad in dressage or is the traditional white better?
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        03-22-2013, 11:56 PM
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    I would just go with the white :) Navy, no matter how dark, would still clash a bit with the black tack that is usually used with Dressage. The white and black contrast provides a nice, clean, traditional look.
         
        03-22-2013, 11:58 PM
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    Foal
    Ok. Well I show BN and I actually don't have a seperate dressage saddle and tack.... So would white still be better even though my tack is a kind of medium brown?
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        03-23-2013, 12:19 AM
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    Yearling
    White is traditional, though depending on your horses colour black or near black can also be used. Depends on the level. I would check with the rules and see if there is anything in there about pad colour.
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        03-23-2013, 01:48 AM
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    Trained
    White or cream is best. Very VERY rarely will you see another colour being used, except perhaps the odd black saddle cloth on a grey horse.
         
        03-24-2013, 02:32 PM
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    Started
    Yup, I'd always stick with white unless you have a gray horse. My tack is a chocolate color, lighter than havana, and I still use white in the Hunter and Jumper rings.
         

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