Alrighty, so I recently splurged on getting my horse a very nice sheepskin saddle pad and a mohair string girth. I bought the "Kookaburra Woolwash" that was frequently advised as what to wash your natural fiber items with... but I would like to know how often I ought to wash the pad? Once a month? More, less?
Also, I have a rather rotund pony and a treeless saddle. I haven't had any major issues with slipping, but I don't really want to risk it either. I was wondering whether it would make sense for me to use a breastplate? I know they keep a saddle from sliding back, but do they also help prevent slipping off to the side?
Finally, as a dressage rider, would I look crazy to use a breastplate?