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  1. #1
    Join Date
    May. 3, 2012

    Default Stirrup leathers?

    Looking for a good pair of black stirrup leathers. I want one without a huge buckle, in black, and real NICE leather. It seems hard to find around here. To be fair, I do live in the boonies.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb. 18, 2012
    Eugene, OR


    I have a set of these in for my dressage saddle and another set for my all purpose. The weren't super soft at first, but they broke in nicely after being oiled a few times and ridden in. I've had one set for several years now and they still look new.

    They haven't streched much, but they do stretch a little, even with the nylon lining. The buckles aren't tiny, but they aren't huge either, and the way the leather is stiched isn't too bulky.
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  3. #3
    Join Date
    May. 18, 2009

    Default Prestige Ideal Leathers

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Oct. 8, 2008
    not where I want to be


    Just purchased the Wintec Webbers and they were much nicer than I expected. No bulk at all with the webbers.
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  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jan. 6, 2011


    I have the prestige leathers and the nunn finer 3/4 leathers. The nunn finers have held up super well with limited wear and stretch. I got them from Bartville for dead cheap on clearence. The prestige I got on sale and I have them on my event saddles. Even with the nylon you are going to get stretch. I assume less then on my event saddle because you are not putting a ton of pressure on when you gallop and jump with them.

    For the buckle issues. The NF leathers actually feel similar in the buckle area. Not too raised.
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  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jun. 15, 2010


    I really like my stubbed lined leathers. Since day one they were thin but very strong and buttery soft. I've used them daily for five or six years straight and a couple holes show use but there has been no stretching or discoloration. I have been pleasantly surprised and will definitely buy another pair if these ever die.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Nov. 13, 2007
    NW Louisiana


    Gary Mundy makes nice leathers that buckle from the bottom. If you don't like the conway buckle on his, you can get regular leathers, flip them upside down, and have him make the little sleeves. I did that for some existing leathers.

    Bottom buckle leathers are the only way I can ride in a saddle with a wider twist. It makes a huge difference.

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