English half pads, why does everyone have them?
Ok so I have been noticing lately that almost any international competitor in the (english) equine world has been using a big fluffy half pad. I have seen this in jumpers and dressage as well. I thought that the use of half pads in addition to a regular pad was for a horse that didn't have correct saddle fit, sore back, etc. Is there a use for these that I am not aware of? And why are all the pro's using them? Thank for any answers in advance I am just very curious about this.