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  • Black dressage pad on bay horse

 
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    01-18-2010, 02:21 PM
  #11
Yearling
Ohhh sweet Allison! Of course, now I have a white pad. It was on sale and only $20 so hubby shouldn't be too mad lol.
     
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    01-19-2010, 12:30 AM
  #12
Trained
Those are the US rules, in Canada there are no restrictions on colour. (At least not since the last time I checked)
A woman here showed in a red saddle pad for Red Fridays to honour her son in Afghanistan.
There was a lady that showed GP in a very dark navy tail coat and a bright navy saddle pad on a bay horse and it looked absolutely repulsive.
On white horses, sometimes black pads are better so you aren't showing off the minor stains, and I have shown other coloured horses in black pads too during inclement weather. You aren't going to get a comment on your test (unless you're getting judged by Cara Whitham) and ou aren't going to get funny looks. Black is just as kosher as white pads.

Good luck!
     
    01-19-2010, 01:27 PM
  #13
Yearling
Thanks. I'm kinda nervous. It's been about 6 years since I've shown at all, and the first time ever I'm specifically going to a dressage show. So I'm starting out at the very bottom. Cause that's the best place to start over right?
     

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