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  • #21
    Seriously though, the only thing that isn't encouraged are square pads, although a white one would be preferable to colors, rainbows, unicorns! Half pads, shaped pads (of discreet color) are totally fine.
    Kate, you mean to tell me that the bright strawberry pink I got in honor of ETBW would not be acceptable?
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    • #22
      The pad you are describing is the ONLY pad I use now.

      It is this one:
      Engel Sheepskin Shaped/Fitted Pad:

      http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/k...j2OnrRz_12.jpg

      Here's a Mattes version - very nice:
      http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/k...tershowpad.jpg

      I only use sheepskin directly on the horses' skin. It is how it is meant to be used. But I like fitted/shaped pads but don't want full sheepskin under the saddle flap, so this one is like a combo of a sheepskin half pad AND the cotton quilted thin pad under the saddle flap.

      LOVE THEM!!!!
      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
      Equine & Pet Portrait Artist
      www.elainehickman.com
      **Morgans Do It All**

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      • #23
        @ Trixie

        When it comes to expressing oneself in the huntfield, I encourage folks to do so with their underwear choices!!!
        One thing you can give and still keep is your word.

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          #24
          Originally posted by Fancy That View Post
          The pad you are describing is the ONLY pad I use now.

          It is this one:
          Engel Sheepskin Shaped/Fitted Pad:

          http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/k...j2OnrRz_12.jpg

          Here's a Mattes version - very nice:
          http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/k...tershowpad.jpg

          I only use sheepskin directly on the horses' skin. It is how it is meant to be used. But I like fitted/shaped pads but don't want full sheepskin under the saddle flap, so this one is like a combo of a sheepskin half pad AND the cotton quilted thin pad under the saddle flap.

          LOVE THEM!!!!
          I was looking at the Engel one (since I have an Engel half pad which I loved up until yesterday, when it started to lose its "hair" when I pulled it out of the washer!). I was considering it. Where do you get yours?? I can't remember who I bought mine from. I do wonder if it would be forward enough for my very forward saddle.

          I love all things Mattes, but the object to not spending half my pay check on this would not be met.
          Amanda

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          • #25
            ...depends on the saddle. I used a half pad for a few hunts then found my horse was getting rubs at the bottom of the flap. The Stubben Seigfried has a bit of a stitched roll at the bottom that makes it stiffer than a plain flat leather flap.
            Doubled Expectations (Roxy, 2001 APHA)
            Al Amir (Al, 2005 OTTB)
            Ten Purposes (Rosie, 2009 OTTB)

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            • #26
              Speaking of pads... which fleece pads have you found run largest? My saddle is a large 18, extra long forward flaps. Everything fits a bit short on it.
              Doubled Expectations (Roxy, 2001 APHA)
              Al Amir (Al, 2005 OTTB)
              Ten Purposes (Rosie, 2009 OTTB)

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              • #27
                Originally posted by KateDB View Post

                When it comes to expressing oneself in the huntfield, I encourage folks to do so with their underwear choices!!!
                My favorite tie to wear for cubbing has Looney Tunes characters on it.

                I never go cubbing without Marvin Martian, Foghorn Leghorn, Bugs Bunny, Yosemite Sam.......
                Brothers and sisters, I bid you beware
                Of giving your heart to a dog to tear.
                -Rudyard Kipling

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                • #28
                  I get my Engel Sheepskin Shaped/Countoured halfpads from Horsin Around Tack. She has an ebay store:
                  http://cgi.ebay.com/100-Luxurious-Me...20751805156060

                  Notice this one fits saddles up to 18.75" That Large size is SUPER generous!!!!

                  I have four of these pads - in different colors! LOVE THEM!!!!!

                  You can see my Chocolate on Chocolate Pad (my favorite one) under my saddle in this photo with tons of room all around:
                  http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/k...a/DSC01617.jpg

                  You can see my other one (Natural on Black) here (tons of room around the saddle)
                  http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/k...kkiJessica.jpg

                  And you can see my White on White pad, here, it is TOO BIG for my 17" County saddle:
                  http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/k...10723-1149.jpg

                  Here's another really clear shot of the pad under my Bates (17 or 17.5", I can never remember)....plenty of "room" around the flaps. And you can see the other one in this pic, too:
                  http://i699.photobucket.com/albums/v...9/IMG_4978.jpg

                  I hope this helps. I LOVE THE ENGEL PADS!!!!!! Horsin' Around is soooo nice to buy from, too She has a regular store here, too:
                  http://hrtack.com/English-Tack-C212901.aspx?sid=21246
                  ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
                  Equine & Pet Portrait Artist
                  www.elainehickman.com
                  **Morgans Do It All**

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                  • #29
                    KateDB is correct...

                    ...that EITHER Master might steal him...those ARE the unfortunate consequences for showing up turned out incorrectly, you know...the Master may re- po your horse if he/ she chooses...

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                    • #30
                      size matters

                      Gypsymare: not sure about half pads, but my Fleecworks full sz. pad is HUGE...and I ordered it to fit my 17" saddle...I guess I get away with it without looking ridiculous but I feel certain George Morris would tsk- tsk me if he saw the more than 1 1/2" edge around my saddle outline...

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                      • #31
                        Yup they're out there!

                        I think it's Toklat that has sizes. I've got a coupla ones that are synthetic fleece on one side and waffling the other. Get the X large. I also bought a terrific one (unknown brand, sorry!) at Horse Country Saddlery here in Warrenton for a 19" trail saddle I have. Got my Toklat in Middleburg.
                        Cashel Cushions makes pads by size too including their foams-love them!

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