Back again with yet another dressage shopping question!
Is there any sort of name anyone could think of to google the type of leathers that have the buckles by the stirrup? I'd rather not have the Webbers.
Or better yet, does anyone have ones they like or know of what brand carries this style? Or where I could fnd some?
The stores here seem to only carry the Antares for $240. Great.. if I were worth it! But I'm not Need to find something more budget-y.
ETA- sorry I do know they are sometimes called 'mono' when they are of one thickness, and of course the Webbers. Any other call/stye names?
Last edited by OnyxThePony; May. 15, 2008 at 07:06 PM.
Reason: added mono info
West of insanity, east of apathy, deep in the heart of Texas.
You used to be able to buy the little leather cuffs that would allow you to convert your stirrup leathers, any stirrup leathers, to the bottom-buckle type. I have a pair made by Cliff Barnsby, and I'd love to get another, since I have black and need brown. Anyone know who still makes these?
Oh a cuff, yes I woulnd't mind one of those! Again, noone here has them.. I wonder if I'll have to get leathers/cuff made somewhere.
Maybe once I get the saddle reflocked (assuming I buy it) it'll magically eliminate the problem? (hahaha I wish).
I've had Webbers.. they're fine.. just not what I'm looking for.
I know Bates used to do them.. Stubben does (but only in Europe and also over $200).. Antares are over $200.. a lot fo companies used to do them... I've never had a problem with a buckle before
Gary Mundy occasionally has these for sale on ebay. I have a pair that he made for me...nice thick single straps with a leather sleeve that covers a rather largeish buckle at the bottom. He custom made mine and they were very reasonable (plus he custom embossed my initials on the covers). If you'll search under "single strap stirrup leathers" or "strap leathers" you may find them (I searched just now but didn't find anything at the moment.) He doesn't always have them on ebay, so you may have to keep checking. PM me if you want his contact info.
I like the ones Gary made...but for whatever reason, the particular buckle he uses bothers my left leg...don't even notice it with right leg, just the left, and I could never really get used to it. I keep them as a spare now and have gone back to the Bates leather webbers. Love both of them!
"It's not a mistake if you knew what you were doing was wrong."
I just pull the buckle down to the bottom of the leather (regular), near the stirrups and ride like that. I tried the Wintec ones, but they are a pain to adjust, can't run your stirrups up, and kind of bothered my ankles.
I tried the Wintec ones, but they are a pain to adjust, can't run your stirrups up...
I don't understand this. I've used Webbers for years, and wouldn't if I couldn't run my stirrups up. There is a hole up at the top of the Webber. You un"buckle" your Webber, re-"buckle" it through that hole that's up high, and run your stirrup up. It's pretty simple, really.
Originally Posted by SuzieQNutter
The whip is held across your thigh so as you can still hold the reins without spilling your coffee!!