Originally Posted by Alwaysbehind
In my opinion I think if riding at a hunter show it is never correct to have a colored pad. A fitted white pad is the way to go.
But I am the type who will not show with out my jacket even when the judge makes them optional because of the extreme heat.
Neat and tidy horse and rider with properly fitted tack is first thing after a well trained and cared for horse.
The only variation I enjoy is to use a half pad only, white or natural colored sheepskin (off-white) instead of a full pad. I think it looks very "neat" and tidy, as long as the half pad fits the saddle well.