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    Default making a slippery saddle more sticky

    i have a nice spirig saddle that i love, but it is soooo slippery.
    does anyone have any good leather treatment suggestions
    that will help to make this saddle less slick? other than
    saddle tite and full seat breeches. i know about those options.
    LISA



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    Get a good quality oil/conditioning treatment and oil the heck out of it. It'll get good and sticky in a few days.



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    The leather conditioners with beeswax work great. I usually do my saddle a couple days before a competition and then the day of, I mist it with water to make it super tacky. Don't even need fullseats it works so good.



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    How often do you clean and condition the saddle?

    Slippery leather is generally dry leather.

    At the very least the saddle should get a pass over with glycerine soap twice a week, and some sort of conditioner (Effax Lederbalsam, for example) once a week.



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    There is something you can put on the flap where your legs lie to make it extra sticky.. Very useful at competition if you have just oiled/conditioned your saddle. Can't remember its name though but I think it is made by the same company that make Effax...



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    Quote Originally Posted by Gloria View Post
    There is something you can put on the flap where your legs lie to make it extra sticky.. Very useful at competition if you have just oiled/conditioned your saddle. Can't remember its name though but I think it is made by the same company that make Effax...
    There is a spray in an orange can called "half halt sporty....." something or other. Dressage Extensions and Smartpak sell, and our local tack store. It is really sticky, I spray it on my full seat britches and/or the saddle. I call it "sticky butt spray" as I cannot remember the full name. I think it is German.



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    There is a spray that is in an orange bottle with a German name that works magic, but don't do it until the last second because every spec of dirt will stick to it.

    An old fashioned trick is to dampen your breeches on the inside. It actually works quite well.

    Both of these things obviously don't work on a daily basis though. Oil the saddle well, and then cleaning it with glycerin regularly will help.

    Edited to add:I think mickeydoodle and I are talking about the same thing.



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    thanks everyone for your suggestions. this saddle has not been used alot
    but does have some age on it so it probably is a bit dry. i will try your
    suggestions.
    LISA



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    I don't recommend this, but I once had to ride in a saddle that was so slippery someone took the butterfly shaped stickers used in the bottom of shower stalls and stuck them to the seat. The Butterfly saddle was infamous, but it actually did work



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    Cleaning with Tattersalls on a REGULAR basis (for me every ride). At the show, Sporty Halft Spray.



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    Passier Lederbalsam! I learned that trick from one of my early trainers. Just wipe it on, and go ride!
    Proudly Owned By Sierra, 2003 APHA/ PtHA Mare



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    Quote Originally Posted by mjhco View Post
    Cleaning with Tattersalls on a REGULAR basis (for me every ride). At the show, Sporty Halft Spray.



    Yeah! that is the stuff. Orange can, works great!!



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    Any leather conditioner with beeswax works the best, this is my fav
    http://www.adamshorsesupply.com/browse.cfm/4,35.html



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    Quote Originally Posted by mypaintwattie View Post
    Passier Lederbalsam! I learned that trick from one of my early trainers. Just wipe it on, and go ride!

    You don't wipe it off before you get on? Doesn't that wreck your breeches?

    I use PL. I put rub it on with my fingers, leave it to soak over-night, then buff it off. My saddle has never been slippery. It's actually has a bit of a tacky feel.



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    Quote Originally Posted by mickeydoodle View Post



    Yeah! that is the stuff. Orange can, works great!!
    Ah yes. A friendly suggestion.

    The makers of Sporty Halft Spray (in the orange) can also make a product to help boots slide on easier.

    Also in the same color ORANGE can.

    I recommend keeping these two products VERY far apart and make sure you know WHICH you are using for WHICH purpose.

    I speak from experience.



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