oh wow, i once spent an hour and 30+ sheets of sticky pad too get all the hair off a saddle pad, why didn't i use the vaccuum?
*chokes on pop*
BWAAA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!
1) I never use white pads for schooling. Those are put away in plastic bags for shows and shows only.
2) I use colored pads. Blacks, Reds, Blues, Greys, Browns for daily riding, schooling, hacking.
3) Vaccuume works great, please make sure it is not your house hold vaccuume, I've ruined one using ours - and quickly learnt to use a shop vac.
My preference, is a stiff bristled broom. *I usually lay the pad flat on the floor with my feet holding it down and then I use a corn cob broom and sweep the excess hair off my pads.
4) Take my pads to the laundromat, the large front loaders and they clean my pads wonderfully!