Mar. 30, 2013, 12:42 AM
ARE ALL LINED LEATHERS HEFTY?
I have some Perri's leathers which I have trouble pulling through to change the holes. Another problem is that the nylon is shedding a bit out the sides...the leathers are just 3 months old. Is this normal? Are lined leathers usually harder to pull through? I have never had lined leathers before but I wanted to avoid stretching so I thought I would try them. Thanks in advance.
Mar. 30, 2013, 12:53 AM
They're definitely thicker but I've never had any complaints with any pair I've owned. First pair was HDR, second pair is Antares.
Mar. 30, 2013, 12:59 AM
Honestly I've had the same problem with a pair of prestige leathers, but surprisingly I'm not having it with my M. Toulouse leathers! Since I switch stirrups for shows (that new black stirrup rule is killing meeeee) I have Luc Childeric leathers on my other stirrups and I find those are some of the thinner and easer to change lined leathers. I think it's because the keeper on the Childeric saddles is pretty thin.
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Mar. 30, 2013, 01:38 AM
I have the Beval lined leathers and haven't had any issues with them being too difficult when I have to change my stirrup length for whatever reason. Some are a bit thicker than others, though.
Mar. 30, 2013, 08:53 AM
I've got Arc de Triomphe lined leathers, and they're actually thinner than some of the sturdier all-leather ones I've seen. Lovely, lovely leathers!
Mar. 30, 2013, 01:19 PM
The ones I've had, which include Beval and Prestige, are pretty thick and hard to pull through the bars. I just bought a set of Stubben ones that I'm eager to try as they are narrower and I think that might help. On my one super wide saddle for te fat pony, the bump of the buckle and leather under my thigh just kills me sometimes - I think I have Beval lined leathers on that one. I am hoping the smaller buckle and narrower leather of the Stubbens will help.
Mar. 30, 2013, 05:44 PM
I've only had Beval lined leathers and have never had those issues.
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Mar. 31, 2013, 11:16 AM
The stubben lined leathers are paper thin and super soft. Uh, so thin and soft that my irons won't stay run up unless I wrap the leathers. I've had them about a year and have not stretched any more than regular lined leathers. I think I used prestiges, but whatever they were, they had a flat buckle, very soft leather, not cheap.
I tried them because the thicker leathers created a "rise" under the skirt where the leather left the stirrup bar. It probably doesn't bother anyone but me, but it drove me insane. So much so that I never could tuck the extra length in its keeper. The stubbens are much better and have a pretty decorative end to boot.
OP, the problem you describe was common to the old triple lined leathers, I've never seen it with the newer wrapped/lined leathers.
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Apr. 2, 2013, 11:33 PM
I agree with @hunterrider23 -- My Toulouse leathers are lovely and soft, and easy to pull through to change.
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