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    Default Trying a new saddle... best way to wrap leathers?

    to keep in "new" condition should it not work and have to be returned?



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    Put them in a tube sock.



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    If they are long enough to reach below the flap run them under the top flap instead of over.



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    I asked this a few months ago and got great responses:

    http://www.chronofhorse.com/forum/sh...e-to-test-ride

    I went w/ the tube sock method and it worked just fine!



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    thanks... so how DO the socks stay up?? ha ha, we need to actually jump in this saddle so we need to do a pretty decent trial to see if it will fit our mare ok... and I'm terrified that we will mark it up somehow! Would totally get those stirrup socks but with shipping it's $25 or so... which seems kinda ridiculous...



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    Once you put weight in the stirrup they stay up pretty well because they are tightly pinched between leather and saddle. Just keep your eye on them every minute or so as you ride.



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    Quote Originally Posted by fordtraktor View Post
    Once you put weight in the stirrup they stay up pretty well because they are tightly pinched between leather and saddle. Just keep your eye on them every minute or so as you ride.
    Yeah, I was pretty unsure that they'd stay up but once my feet were in the stirrups the socks stayed! I was shocked and amazed!



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    DO NOT follow the suggestion of a tack shop employee to use vet wrap and then use old Vet Wrap. It left a gooey mess on my leathers but the saddle was fine. (not her fault the vet wrap was old. New vet wrap might've been fine).



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    I used to use saran wrap and LOTS OF IT.
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    Quote Originally Posted by islgrl View Post
    If they are long enough to reach below the flap run them under the top flap instead of over.
    Maybe I'm just missing something here, but how is that physically possible?



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    Agreeing with the tube socks. You can even tuck a little bit of the top of the sock into the stirrup bar to make sure they up. I didn't have a problem either way though.



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    Doubled tights work well too. Just snip them in half and poke a hole in the toe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by furlong47 View Post
    Maybe I'm just missing something here, but how is that physically possible?


    It depends on how the stirrup bar is, but on one of my saddles there's a cutout around the stirrup bar. You can lift the flap up and thread the leather in UNDER the outer flap. On my other saddle it is not configured to make this possible.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vxf111 View Post
    It depends on how the stirrup bar is, but on one of my saddles there's a cutout around the stirrup bar. You can lift the flap up and thread the leather in UNDER the outer flap. On my other saddle it is not configured to make this possible.
    AH... I don't think I've ever seen one like that. Thanks



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    Tube socks!



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    Quote Originally Posted by kookicat View Post
    Doubled tights work well too. Just snip them in half and poke a hole in the toe.
    This ^^^mostly.

    I used a knee high nylon with the toe snipped out. A trouser sock would probably work but be a little thicker.
    I only used it on the part of the stirrup leather that touches the saddle and duct taped the top and bottom. (Right by the buckle and right at where the top of the stirrup would be.) I tried probably 15 saddles that way. I could easily leave the knee high on the leathers. I got pretty good at putting the leathers on the saddle without even unbuckling the leather. But you can still unbuckle it if you need to feed the end under the stirrup bar.
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    Mayaty02 -- am holding my breath for you. Please let us all know how it goes.



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    Quote Originally Posted by twhs View Post
    Mayaty02 -- am holding my breath for you. Please let us all know how it goes.
    didn't fit from the get go so didn't have to ride in it... unfortunately!
    Last edited by Mayaty02; Dec. 11, 2012 at 10:35 PM.



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