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post #1 of 13 Old 09-06-2011, 05:48 PM Thread Starter
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Can you show with a half pad?

I wanna show Cowboy and he needs a half pad. Can you use one in english classes?

If so does it have to be white or can it be a different color..?

I really like this half pad and would prefer to get it in black so it doesn't get dirty, but if I can't show in it then I would just get white!

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Yes! Actually, my trainer prefers we show in them. However, I think a black one wouldn't really work so I'd stick with white. It's either a half pad or shaped white one for ny barn.
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If I had the money I would get both, one for schooling, other for showing..but sadly I can't..so I'll just get the white one!

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I know what you mean! If I had the money I'd own different colors of a lot of things, lol. Anyway, good luck at your show! :)
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Sure you can show in it.
Just remember....black or white...they get EQUALLY dirty. Hiding it doesn't make it less irritating to the horse's back. They are washable. The white one will just remind you to keep it washed, IMO.
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White or cream are the appropriate colours for the hunter or jumper ring, for either a half or full pad.

Jumpers seem to use a square pad more then a shaped pad.
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@hunters, I know what you mean! I'm a pad junky haha, I loveeee different color pads :) and I won't be legit showing until next year haha.

@allison, good point with the cleaning thing. I guess it would be better to have a white one then :)

@velvets, really? I thought it was more appropriate to use a shaped pad for all english showing..exclusing dressage..I guess you learn something new everyday haha
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@velvets, really? I thought it was more appropriate to use a shaped pad for all english showing..exclusing dressage..I guess you learn something new everyday haha
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Yep! I bought a really cute red and navy Couture Regetta square pad for eventing that I'm dying to start using. I believe I can use it in the xc as well as the sj phase....any clarifications on that?
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@velvets, really? I thought it was more appropriate to use a shaped pad for all english showing..exclusing dressage..I guess you learn something new everyday haha
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There are different types of English showing though.

In the hunter ring a properly fitted pad (with a half pad is fine) is appropriate.
In the jumper ring a square pad is totally acceptable. That is where the pros put their sponsors logo.
At breed show HUS classes they want you to use the larger white fleece pads with the built in number pockets (cringe).

You have to know what type of English showing you are doing to know what type of saddle pad is appropriate.
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@velvets, really? I thought it was more appropriate to use a shaped pad for all english showing
Google is very useful, for this kinda stuff. I am going to use well known Grand Prix level riders as examples.

Ian Miller, Eric Lamaze, Yann Candele, Beth Underhill, Margie Goldstein-Engle, Ainsley Vince... They all came up under the "images" section with square white pads.

Any pictures I have seen of eventers as well, they normally use a square pad for all phases.

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There are different types of English showing though.

In the hunter ring a properly fitted pad (with a half pad is fine) is appropriate.
In the jumper ring a square pad is totally acceptable. That is where the pros put their sponsors logo.
At breed show HUS classes they want you to use the larger white fleece pads with the built in number pockets (cringe).

You have to know what type of English showing you are doing to know what type of saddle pad is appropriate.
^^Exactly.

Right now, I use a sheepskin half pad, as that is what I have, but I like the look of a full shaped pad better in the hunter ring.
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