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  • Dressage Pads in Fun Colors?

    Am I totally missing something?

    Whenever I look for a new dressage pad, I can never find ones in bright, cheery colors. They always come in the more conservative colors, like navy and hunter green... Which I get completely. They have their time, and they have their place. The problem is that I like bright colors, and I can't find any bright Dressage pads to school in.

    I certainly wouldn't wear them to clinics or shows (That might get some interesting remarks... ) but I like schooling in them, and they make me happy. I used to ride in an all-purpose saddle, so finding bright pads wasn't hard at all. Now I ride in a Dressage saddle, but it doesn't *quite* fit the colorful pads that used to fit my old saddle. What's more, my old pads are getting worn and ripped so I think its time to get some new ones...

    Am I missing them completely, or are they just incredibly hard to find?
    Tack Cleaning/All-Things-Tack nut
    ~DQ wanna-be~

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    HKM pads? Can you get them over there?

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      #3
      Originally posted by Loopy View Post
      HKM pads? Can you get them over there?
      It is possible I'm having a brain fart, but can you please clarify what HKM means?

      Thanks for the suggestion, though!

      ETA: Wait... I realized that HKM is the name of the company, not an abbreviation. I feel stupid...
      Last edited by dreamingofdressage; May. 18, 2013, 12:20 PM. Reason: The impending brain fart has occured
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      • #4
        What about the custom mattes pads? They aren't cheap but you can have all the fun you want designing them

        http://fashion.equestrian-products.com/

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        • #5
          I wish I could find fun colors for under $40. I am ultra conservative so "fun colors" are simple things like navy, plum, gray (YES PLEASE!!), hunter green, etc. All of the ones I find start at $45 which I have a hard time coughing up for a saddle pad when the boring $30 white one works just as well.

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            #6
            Originally posted by GraceLikeRain View Post
            I wish I could find fun colors for under $40. I am ultra conservative so "fun colors" are simple things like navy, plum, gray (YES PLEASE!!), hunter green, etc. All of the ones I find start at $45 which I have a hard time coughing up for a saddle pad when the boring $30 white one works just as well.
            GraceLikeRain- You will be happy with today's (or at least right now- I know they change the stuff at 12:00 pm today) tack of the day haul.
            http://www.tackoftheday.com/ProductD...5%2D17%2Dbonus

            ellebeaux- I have been eyeing those custom mattes pads for a while now! They seem really great! I just wish they weren't so expensive.
            Tack Cleaning/All-Things-Tack nut
            ~DQ wanna-be~

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            • #7
              Here's a line-up photo of the Anky colours - a local shop offers 6-9 colors (do you want to count white, black & champagne?), they run ~$50 for dressage or jump style.

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                Originally posted by alto View Post
                Here's a line-up photo of the Anky colours - a local shop offers 6-9 colors (do you want to count white, black & champagne?), they run ~$50 for dressage or jump style.
                That is a bit pricy for me, but I love the colors! If all else fails, I will probably be tempted to try one or two of those out.
                Tack Cleaning/All-Things-Tack nut
                ~DQ wanna-be~

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                • #9
                  Just a suggestion, the AP tuff rider pads come in an assortment of colors and are very reasonably priced. Mine fits well under my 17.5" dressage saddle. I think probably Horse.com or SLT have them if I remember correctly. People complain because they are so large for AP pads, perfect!

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by dreamingofdressage View Post
                    That is a bit pricy for me, but I love the colors! If all else fails, I will probably be tempted to try one or two of those out.
                    Compared to the usual run-of-fare that retails in the $35 - $85 range locally, the Anky pads are excellent value (I looked at some Eskadrons that were listed over $150, sure they were nice BUT not $150 nice) - course I just buy the boring (un)coloured Ogilvy baby pads (which still run $40 - with tax - but after a year, look fabulous) as they FIT & DO NOT MOVE!

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                      Originally posted by alto View Post
                      Compared to the usual run-of-fare that retails in the $35 - $85 range locally, the Anky pads are excellent value (I looked at some Eskadrons that were listed over $150, sure they were nice BUT not $150 nice) - course I just buy the boring (un)coloured Ogilvy baby pads (which still run $40 - with tax - but after a year, look fabulous) as they FIT & DO NOT MOVE!
                      Hmmm... Anyone know where I can get the Anky pads?
                      Tack Cleaning/All-Things-Tack nut
                      ~DQ wanna-be~

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                      • #12
                        I have this one in lime green with blue stitching, and I want the yellow with teal next. http://greenhawk.com/wdItemDesc.asp?...ricSKU=RIE5336

                        It's a nice pad, and has held up well to regular use. It's not as thick or stiff as my other Shedrow pads either, so it doesn't warp after it's washed.
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                        • #13
                          Take a look on Etsy - I've bought a few there from Pegasus Threads, and they're very nice!

                          I think most are around $55, but you'll get something very unique.

                          http://www.etsy.com/shop/PegasusThreads?ref=ss_profile

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by dreamingofdressage View Post
                            Hmmm... Anyone know where I can get the Anky pads?
                            Equestrian Factory Outlet retails them in Canada - they offer last years colors at the $50 rate (you can shop online for this years colours but they run closer to $100) - outer finish is a pseudo suede (the ANKY letters are thankfully hidden under the saddle & are "non-slip") & coolmax against the horse's back.

                            The deep purple is gorgeous!
                            hmmm you can also order matching polos

                            Disclaimer: I have no business connection with this shop - except for buying

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                            • #15
                              A few more options...

                              Pink Equine - http://store.bonvivantequine.com/c/s...-pads-by-color

                              I love the colors, but a word of caution - I think the pads run on the small side, so if you have a larger saddle, they may not be a good choice.

                              Roma has some nice options, although these may be more conservative than you're looking for - http://www.doversaddlery.com/roma®-e...124f55p52tvmfx

                              They have more if you can use an A/P pad - http://www.doversaddlery.com/roma®-e...re=viewbuyrec/

                              Crazy Legs has some fun options, but their dressage pads are $60, and like Pink Equine, I think they run on the small side - http://www.crazylegsstore.com/catego...n-saddle-pads/

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                                Originally posted by Ceylon Star View Post
                                I have this one in lime green with blue stitching, and I want the yellow with teal next. http://greenhawk.com/wdItemDesc.asp?...ricSKU=RIE5336

                                It's a nice pad, and has held up well to regular use. It's not as thick or stiff as my other Shedrow pads either, so it doesn't warp after it's washed.
                                I really like the yellow w/ teal, and the "Green Light" one. I think I might have to order some... For some reason I am really drawn to odd color combinations that you don't see on saddle pads every day.
                                Tack Cleaning/All-Things-Tack nut
                                ~DQ wanna-be~

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                                • #17
                                  Here you go
                                  http://www.vtosaddlery.com/product/DRESSPAD/PDSP.htm

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                                  • #18
                                    eBay. Every color of the rainbow

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                                    • #19
                                      And more
                                      http://www.fashionhorse.com/dressagepads.htm

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                                      • #20
                                        Originally posted by GreyDes View Post

                                        Pink Equine - http://store.bonvivantequine.com/c/s...-pads-by-color

                                        I love the colors, but a word of caution - I think the pads run on the small side, so if you have a larger saddle, they may not be a good choice.
                                        The PE pads I looked at were standard dimensions (they do offer an AP with a similar cut) but I was not over the top with the one I bought, some uneven stitching (on all the pads) & after a year of limited use & only a few washings, loose threads ...

                                        I expected rather the same of the Ogilvy's (despite the seller's glowing assertions) & have been very pleasantly surprised

                                        ETA GH pads can vary a good bit in quality, some have lasted well, others gone off kilter after the 1st wash (according to instructions), significant fading on the strong colours

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