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    Default P Dutton's 'extended' saddle pads?

    I am curious about this set up.

    I am assuming it has something to do with preventing rubs, but why all of a sudden does it seem like all of his horses go in this? Is this a DOC thing? (and I never saw any of Karen's horses go in this?)

    TIA!



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    Picture, please.
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    Im not sure if you can view this link, but I follow Phillip Dutton Eventing on facebook, and there are quite a few pictures. I dont remember seeing them in previous years


    https://sphotos-b-lga.xx.fbcdn.net/h...85121817_n.jpg



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    Looks like a no bow to me.



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    Never seen one of those before As I'm trying to get less stuff on my horse (closer contact saddle, for instance), that seems excessive. I'm also not a fan of the 5-point breastplates, so maybe it's just me.
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    I'd say it's to prevent rubs. Sometimes the rubs happen from boots/half chaps, not even the spurs! (That's happened to me.) A friend of mine rode with a leg bandage under the girth for quite a while - the horse had a sarcoid there and it would rub badly on the girth.
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    Yeah...looks like one of these:
    http://www.ovationriding.com/ovation...filter_name=no mark
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    Protects against spur marks which can appear especially on closely clipped horses.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Winding Down View Post
    Protects against spur marks which can appear especially on closely clipped horses.
    Well, that's a depressing thought.
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    We had a horse in college who was a very thin skinned TB and would have welts from rubbing done by the riders' heels by the end of an IHSA show day. Got really crewed up when one of the teams tried to cheat by using sit-tite on their boots. Poor man had to have a break for a week or so to heel up. I wish we could have gotten one of these pads for him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vineyridge View Post
    Well, that's a depressing thought.
    Not really... when you clip the coat there isn't much between your heels and the horse's skin. Many horses are thin-skinned enough that just the calf of the boot or half-chaps can rub.

    And... some riders really do give spur marks. But do you think Phillip Dutton doesn't have an educated enough leg/training regime that he is not only giving all his horses spur rubs, but is also advertising it to the whole world?
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    Thin skinned horses can get rubbed SO EASILY. And he's at an FEI event, where they are extreme about spur marks. This time of year, riders who do a lot of FEI competitions will ride just about every ride with an old school beach towel or something new fangled like this.

    Hell, Vernon would get rubbed from CLEAN BOOTS, no spurs, on a short walking hack. He was the biggest PITA that way. I used chamois butter on his sides most of the time, because even the edge of towels would rub him.


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    Well, I'm no jabber or poker but when my UL horse is body clipped with a 10 blade in the summer, he has gotten spur/heel marks. Last year I put Vaseline on my spurs and slimed his sides with it. It happens.



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    WD, chamois cream or butter works WAY better It doesn't make quite the mess because their skin will absorb it. Also, keeps your boots soft.



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    Ya, until you've ridden a sensitive thin skinned horse, you just don't understand. During shedding season, especially when clipped, my horse can get rubs from his sheepskin covered girth... ummmm... figure that one out. I basically have to use no leg at all on him if I want to avoid rubs. It's pathetic.



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    Yeah...another one here who has horses get rubbed really REALLY easily...especially right after they get clipped.

    To my eye...that is just towel or a wrap under his saddle. That is what most people do. And then they take it off for the test. In an FEI class, if the rub gets worse you get eliminated so you do what you have to in order to avoid it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by yellowbritches View Post
    WD, chamois cream or butter works WAY better It doesn't make quite the mess because their skin will absorb it. Also, keeps your boots soft.
    Butter? As in unsalted butter?



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    Where do you find chamois cream? brand name? Thanks, Amanda
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    Quote Originally Posted by retreadeventer View Post
    Where do you find chamois cream? brand name? Thanks, Amanda
    Any bike store (or sports store) should carry it. Chamois Butt'r is one of the brand names.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Carolinadreamin' View Post
    Any bike store (or sports store) should carry it. Chamois Butt'r is one of the brand names.
    Yes. That. Chamois Butt'r is my preferred choice for the horses (my preferred choice for ME is tingly).



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