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View Poll Results: What leather for an Equipe saddle?

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  • calfskin

    4 44.44%
  • printed leather

    5 55.56%
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  1. #1
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    Default Help me- calfskin or printed leather saddle?

    Hello!

    I'm getting a new Equipe jumping saddle but can't decide on what type of leather. I can get both calfskin and printed leather for the same price.

    Please help me choose! :). I ride every day



  2. #2
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    Quote Originally Posted by hongkong View Post
    Hello!

    I'm getting a new Equipe jumping saddle but can't decide on what type of leather. I can get both calfskin and printed leather for the same price.

    Please help me choose! . I ride every day
    I much prefer grain leather over calfskin. I would rather suffer through the break in but have a saddle I don't have to baby and be worried about wear on. Top leathers these days are so soft anyway that calf is just an extra enhancement.


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  3. #3
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    thanks, soloudinhere
    i think i will get the grain leather



  4. #4
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    Even on my custom CWD I opted for grain leather, not because it was less expensive but because it is much more durable. I hate the way calf marks up so easily, and my CWD was pre-oiled before it was shipped to me, so the break in was a snap.



  5. #5
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    Grain leather all the way. A plus of the printing is that it compacts the fibers which also helps with durability. I've seen too many calfskin saddles with holes on the seat or flaps.



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