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    Default USA saddle pads?

    Why is the American flag backwards? That just really bugs me.



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    I wondered the same thing.



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    When worn on the side, the American flag should always fly with the stars pointed forward, so it appears to be flowing in the wind as you charge forward. On the left side of the saddle pad the stars are on the left, on the right side the stars are on the right. This is the same in military uniforms for patches worn on the shoulder/upper arm.

    It is being worn correctly by our riders.



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    I thought the flag is reversed in time of war.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Zevida View Post
    When worn on the side, the American flag should always fly with the stars pointed forward, so it appears to be flowing in the wind as you charge forward. On the left side of the saddle pad the stars are on the left, on the right side the stars are on the right. This is the same in military uniforms for patches worn on the shoulder/upper arm.

    It is being worn correctly by our riders.
    Very cool info! Thanks!



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    Zevida is (& the saddle pads are) correct. It bugs me when I see the flag in the incorrect orientation, appearing to fly counter to the motion, as it was on a car magnet that I saw today. To me, it messes up the picture in when the flag doesn't appear to be flowing.



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    What Zevida said.

    It does always look weird to me too, even after seeing it all these years on uniforms.

    here is link if you are doubtful
    http://www.usflag.org/flagpatch.html



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    They are like that on military planes as well. I think it's pretty cool, as well as correct.
    “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”
    ¯ Oscar Wilde



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