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jazzyrider 12-11-2007 10:31 PM

no saddle blanket????
 
now i would never think of riding in a saddle without a saddle blanket but ive seen numerous photos etc over the years of people riding with no saddle blanket :shock: would this pose any problems for the horse? why would someone ride without one? ive always wondered about this

giget 12-11-2007 10:45 PM

iv seen quite a few of these too and they have puzzled me but a friend told me they mostly just do it for photos and not atually riding ( still not quite sure why)

jazzyrider 12-11-2007 11:18 PM

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Originally Posted by giget
iv seen quite a few of these too and they have puzzled me but a friend told me they mostly just do it for photos and not atually riding ( still not quite sure why)

hmmm strange! you would think if they wanted to show more of the horse for a pic etc they would just use a numnah :?

PoptartShop 12-12-2007 11:20 AM

I think using a saddle blanket's better protection for the horse. ;)
But that's a bit odd, I've never seen that, LOL maybe it's just for looks?

kitten_Val 12-12-2007 01:08 PM

Sounds weird. I can imagine how DIRTY my saddle will be if used with no blanket.

Sara 12-12-2007 02:57 PM

Have any pictures? I've never heard of such a thing, outside of fitting a saddle.

Equina 12-13-2007 02:53 AM

I've heard that a pad/blanket's main purpose is simply to protect the saddle from leather-damaging horse sweat! I'd think as long as the saddle fit VERY well, it shouldn't cause any harm to the horse to ride without a pad.
Many of today's moisture-wicking/shock-absorbing/super-fancy pads do seem to have nice benefits though!

horse_luver4e 12-13-2007 10:14 PM

I know I've seen this before and I have allways in my experience belived that for the horses welfare you should use a saddle pad

I see ppl riding without a saddle pad mainly in english in books or somthing I dont' know why?

BluMagic 12-13-2007 10:22 PM

Saddle Sores???

horse_luver4e 12-13-2007 10:26 PM

yup


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