Okay, okay okay. A real, actual (although crappy) picture of the (new) Ogilvy.
Initially I wasn't thrilled with the color, but the Ogilvy lady was being so nice and letting me just trade my old pad in that I didn't really feel like being picky (or waiting) for my custom colors again. Now that the pad has gotten some use, I can say that I have totally come around on the color combo.
My initial Hunter Half Pad was the "greige" color with burgundy and hunter green piping/binding. The greige is warmer (which I like) but showed dirt a lot easier than this dark gray color. The dark gray hides loose prairie hairs and doesn't seem to show "barn dust" very easily. I like the white pipe for some contrast, but the black trim is subtle, clean looking and looks good on Prair.
Long story short - I wouldn't have ordered this pad (lol), but now that it's what I have, I love it.
Also, this pic shows the regular full thickness (1.25") pad with the rear risers. It looks very pouffy when you put it on, but girthed up and with a rider, it looks normal and feels great. Today was N's first ride in it (her saddle pictured) and she really liked it a lot.
This does begin to beg the question what we do for a show pad solution. One other drawback of the Hunter sized half pad is that (currently) Ogilvy doesn't make rear risers to fit the smaller shape. I need to clarify whether or not the risers would fit into their integrated fleece/foam hunter show pad.
I don't so much need the risers (especially because I'm not riding, and I better not with my new saddle...), but N probably always will since her panels aren't built up for a crazy, curvy Prairie spine. And if we're going to justify $200+ for a designated "Show-gilvy," it'd be nice to have a versatile solution. Otherwise, I'm ordering a white Jumper cover for the half pad (the Ogilvy lady said ordering extra covers was an option) and we'll just flop that on over a normal show pad when necessary.
So that is our current Ogilvy situation.
I unknowingly ordered the wrong shape pad for my saddle, excellent customer service fixed it - and in the process I learned what colors I *would* pick if I were ordering another custom one. The show pad solution is still pending, but we'll wait and see on that.