Two things didn’t work out as expected at the show …
My PS of Sweden brow band kept sliding down on the left side, and something that looks like rust or other oxidation leached from the metal Ogilvy button insignia on the baby pad I bought specifically for shows. Thanks to orange-y staining, the pad is no longer in show condition. This has not happened to my other white baby pad with the metal insignia. I am tempted to spot clean it with diluted bleach, but I worry about damaging the material and bleach residue irritating Eli.
Minor malfunctions can be majorly aggravating!
Brow band issue:
I think if I can get the brow band shoved up into place better, it won’t slip. The humidity wasn’t helping. My other PS of Sweden brow band doesn’t slip, though.
The Ogilvy thing bothers me more than the brow band, primarily because I think the Ogilvy baby pads are the holy grail of baby pads. But if horse sweat causes a rust problem around the metal insignia? Ugh, come on, horses are going to sweat, that has to be a design consideration. I am going to try again, order a new show baby pad or maybe the profile pad instead, and hope the same thing doesn’t happen again. If it does, I will draw Ogilvy’s attention to the issue and go from there.
OGILVY UPDATE!!! (added at 10am Central DST 9/16/16)
I contacted Ogilvy this morning at the prompting of many people about the rust issue. I got an immediate response, explanation of a defect with the stud that has since been corrected, and assurance that my baby pad would be replaced. This, in my mind, is excellent customer service, and other companies could look to Ogilvy to know how to run a business the right way. Ogilvy already had my loyalty because of the quality and effectiveness of their products. After this experience, Ogilvy has cemented my devotion for life. Great company, great product, and great customer service!