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  1. #1
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    Default Best way to wrap stirrup leathers

    I've got 2 saddles coming on trial tomorrow, and I need to wrap the leathers to try them. I know I can wrap a towel around them, but is there a less bulky way?



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    I seem to recall using saran wrap.



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    I used tube socks - cut the toes off and they work pretty well.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Cabaret SK View Post
    I used tube socks - cut the toes off and they work pretty well.
    ditto
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    Hook the tube sock to stirrup bar then run leathers down the sock



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    I used Zocks because they were so thin and I had abused ones hanging out
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    Vet wrap or tube socks.



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    I've used vetwrap in the past and was not super thrilled. All other saddles I've used saran wrap aka cling film - it works wonderfully!



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    I used cheap knee highs with toe cut out, old leathers and a little duct tape at the top and bottom. I had a pair I just kept that way and would slide on and off the stirrup bar. I tried a number of saddles and it never left a mark and I never noticed any difference.
    Getting the goo from the duct tape off the stirrups wasn't that hard either and the tape had been on for about 6 months at that point.
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    back in my tack shop days, we had people use the plastic bags newpapers come in (if yours does), cut the other end off and then wrap it around; some people use socks or polo wraps but those would be a pain.



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    cut the legs off of some pantyhose and a tiny cut at the top attached to put the leathers through



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    I've used fleece halter crownpieces and you can add the cheekpieces too if you need more length.



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    Great easy fix I learned from a saddle seller. Run the leathers under the flap not over. The billet guard keeps them from rubbing the saddle and most of the rubbing on the flap is your leg vs the leathers so that problem is avoided. Works like a charm and no saran slipping or bulk under your leg.



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    Quote Originally Posted by CalPal View Post
    Great easy fix I learned from a saddle seller. Run the leathers under the flap not over. The billet guard keeps them from rubbing the saddle and most of the rubbing on the flap is your leg vs the leathers so that problem is avoided. Works like a charm and no saran slipping or bulk under your leg.
    I am pretty dense, I am not picturing this.
    How do you run them under the flap?


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    I usually test saddles without any stirrups at all. Too lazy for all this get up.

    But I have seen people use clean halter fuzzies, and it worked well.



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