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What's "in" for english pleasure, etc.?

Discussion in 'Tack & Equipment' started by ibsammy, Mar 6, 2017.

  1. VermilionStrife

    VermilionStrife Senior Member

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    I think people put the real sheepskin ones underneath the pad because it is more comfortable for the horse? I don't use a half pad though.
     
  2. EnglishRider234

    EnglishRider234 Senior Member

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    Me: Black coat, white shirt, black hunt cap, black gloves, tan breeches, black tall boots, spurs.

    Horse (Not mine in picture I was riding a friend's horse as mine colicked at the show) - Havanna bridle, usually I would braid but the owners had him banded since he does the all-around, number pad with number pinned on, my saddle is a plain flap, black irons, double elastic girth, fake tail that matches the horse. At the big shows the tail would be braided also.

    As far as black irons I think it is totally personal opinion. The show this picture is from is a Top 25 AQHA show in the nation. I placed top 5 in my classes with black irons so they will not affect placings. It all depends what you and your trainer decide work best for you.

    Yes, I realize he is BTV. You can see there is slack in the rein. This horse naturally likes to go this way.

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  3. ibsammy

    ibsammy Senior Member

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    Dumb question...how do I put the stock pin on? Just directly to the collar?
     
  4. VermilionStrife

    VermilionStrife Senior Member

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    Yes, but I prefer to have a monogram or a collar with a little more decoration on it. :)
     
  5. ibsammy

    ibsammy Senior Member

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  6. savethewhaley

    savethewhaley Senior Member

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    That's really not a good fit.
    The pad looks more like it's made for an AP saddle. Personally I would try again.
     
  7. ibsammy

    ibsammy Senior Member

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    Unfortunately there really isn't time. The show's in two weeks and this is the only numbers pad I was able to find :/
     
  8. ibsammy

    ibsammy Senior Member

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  9. savethewhaley

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    The fleeceworks or the Toklat woolback looks like your best bet. I'm sorry that your other pad didn't work out.
    I usually just pin my number on my back, never had a problem with it.
     
  10. VermilionStrife

    VermilionStrife Senior Member

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    Where did you get that? I've never seen a pad that didn't have a more forward flap for it. I got mine from Schneiders and it fits my hunt saddle really nice. For breed shows you're really going to have to have that pad, not the contoured one.
     

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