Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Chapel Hill, NC
• Horses: 0
While I mostly use square pads for schooling, count me old school in preferring shaped pads for showing. I like the simple, clean look, personally. Even in dressage. Many square pads are just too big and create a distraction from the horse, IMO. Only when I showed upper levels in dressage would I always use a square pad. It helped in dry cleaning by keeping the tails cleaner. My square show pads are quite small, barely covered by the saddle.
Yup, old school. Well, not THAT old, real old school was no pad, at all.