I thought the only reason you should use a pad under your half pad would be to keep the half pad from getting dirty(unless your showing and it's part of "the look"). I was going to ride with just the half pad and my barn owner said it was a bad idea because then my horse wouldn't have protection where my legs go(i'm drawing a blank, I want to say flaps, but I don't think that is right)? So can you ride with just a half pad or not? I would think it would give you better contact with your horse and would be better?
Please someone tell me what is right! Thank you.