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    Default Can leather freeze?

    Do you keep your tack from freezing? Either a heated tack room or keeping it in the house?

    It seems kind of wrong to let it freeze so I've been carrying it back and forth from home.



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    I keep my bridle in the house/truck... but that's just because I don't want my bit to get too cold for Herself.

    I've never had a problem with the leather freezing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Superminion View Post
    I keep my bridle in the house/truck... but that's just because I don't want my bit to get too cold for Herself.

    I've never had a problem with the leather freezing.

    Haha! Is that how your refer to your horse? "Herself?"

    Either way, she is BEAUTIFUL
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    I dont think Leather can freeze? I worry more about dampness and mold
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    I keep all of my tack in my house and dutifully haul it back and forth. I don't think there's really a problem leaving it in an unheated tack room--did that for years and years. It doesn't "freeze" unless it's wet. But it can be stiffer. And the bits/metal parts of course can get awfully cold.

    I like bringing my tack home anyway as too much of mine has "walked away" over the years at various barns. So I'm just in the habit now of hauling.
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    Mine freezes annually from December through February. No problems.

    Although, my horse hates cold tack (who can blame him?) and this year I switched to a string girth so I don't have to do my pre-ride grooming with a freezing leather girth wrapped around my waist.



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    We have a heated tack room heated to about 50. There are lots of things in there that we do not want to freeze as well as the leather.



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    Ya, I think stiff leather would be a chore. I pictured the oil in the leather cells freezing and exploding or something. (believe me...living in my head is a 'trip' that doesn't need drugs! lol)

    Sounds like a personal preference sort of thing. Except for the bit...don't need any tongues stuck to flag poles.


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    cold doesn't hurt leather- it preserves it. It might freeze your "other stuff" like your leather cleaners that you keep in the tack room, but it won't hurt your actual tack.
    I switch from metal bits to plastic bits in the winter just to avoid the icy metal problem.


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    Quote Originally Posted by wcporter View Post
    Haha! Is that how your refer to your horse? "Herself?"

    Either way, she is BEAUTIFUL
    Haha... thanks! Normally I refer to her as "Sheba B*tch from H*ll" but it's a pain to type out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Superminion View Post
    Haha... thanks! Normally I refer to her as "Sheba B*tch from H*ll" but it's a pain to type out.
    I understand. one of D's nicknames is A**hole
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