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Favorite Stirrup Leathers?

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  • Favorite Stirrup Leathers?

    I'm looking to get some new leathers for my "new" to me Hennig (1992 model and still in great shape!). I think I would like to have half holes. I find it hard to get a good stirrup length sometimes... I also like the flat buckles up top. I found some Toulouse on Ebay for $80 that has both... Anyone have any faves or suggestions?

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    I'm enjoying my un-leathers from ovation, which I purchased from http://www.mobilehorsesupply.com/index.htm. They're synthetic, very flat and the holes, while not the half-spacing, are very adjustable. They also don't scratch the saddle and cost about $30.
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      Prestige for my close contact and a pair of no name brand i bought in Helsinki for my dressage saddle.

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        I have Prestige on my other dressage saddle and have enjoyed those. I was thinking some Prestige with half holes would be very nice but I don't think they make them.
        I bought some MDC Stirrups on Ebay (I thought they were the flex ones but they aren't so I'm unsure if I'm going to keep them)... I can't wait to have my saddle fully outfitted! Of course, when I have the funds to buy my dream dressage youngster (I already have him picked out... i just have to talk his owner into selling him to me at a reasonable price) then the saddle saga will start all over because he has an extremely flat and wide back and the saddle(s) I have now won't fit him AT ALL! Oh darn... may have to save €€€€ for a custom Hennig!

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          I have Prestige leathers on both of my saddles (a Prestige and Stubben) and love them. They're good quality and because of how soft the leather is, they hardly make a mark on saddles. Do a search on here (H/J forum too) and you'll see that a bunch of people like them.
          Originally posted by RugBug
          Don't throw away opportunities because they aren't coming in exactly the form you want them to.

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            I had the Prestige leathers and they lasted 3 years before they stretched out. But they don't have half holes, so I'm now using the Passier Nylon Lined Leathers with half-holes. They have a curved buckle that is not quite as flat as the Prestige buckles but it's flat enough against the stirrup bar that I don't notice the buckle bulge. I picked them up for about $65 at the VTO Saddlery sale, which I'm sure will recur near Christmas. They retail at $79.95. My only complaint is that they are a good-quality bridle leather, not calfskin, which is not a problem on my grain leather dressage saddle but a potential problem on my calfskin jumping saddle.
            Last edited by jn4jenny; Dec. 18, 2010, 04:12 PM.
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              I love Prestige leathers and I also really like Bates webbers.

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                Love the Bates webbers
                Do not toy with the dragon, for you are crunchy and good with ketchup!

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                • #9
                  I love these: http://www.legacytack.com/pc/10159/S...+Leathers.html

                  But I like thicker leathers. They are good quality; have half-holes, and are reasonably priced.

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                    Originally posted by jn4jenny View Post
                    I had the Prestige leathers and they lasted 3 years before they stretched out. But they don't have half holes, so I'm now using the Passier Nylon Lined Leathers with half-holes. They have a curved buckle that is not quite as flat as the Prestige buckles but it's flat enough against the stirrup bar that I don't notice the buckle bulge. I picked them up for about $65 at the VTO Saddlery sale, which I'm sure will recur near Christmas. They retail at $79.95. My only complaint is that they are a good-quality bridle leather, not calfskin, which is not a problem on my grain leather dressage saddle but a potential problem on my calfskin jumping saddle.
                    I had the Passiers also. After maybe six months of use the leather started to shred. I would not recommend them.

                    Try Gary Mundy leathers. He'll make you anything you want. He used to sell on eBay, but now he works just through email. You'll see on his price list that you can get whatever you want for not a lot of money.

                    Gary’s Leather Shop, LLC
                    4011 Kings Ridge Road
                    Mitchell, Indiana 47446
                    Ph. (812)388-6967
                    Email: gleather@rtccom.net
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                      Love the Nunn Finer ones xQHDQ posted. I have used a pair on my jumping saddle for about 6 years, and they haven't stretched one bit and still look brand new. They have half holes too.

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                        Originally posted by n2dressage View Post
                        I'm looking to get some new leathers for my "new" to me Hennig (1992 model and still in great shape!). I think I would like to have half holes. I find it hard to get a good stirrup length sometimes... I also like the flat buckles up top. I found some Toulouse on Ebay for $80 that has both... Anyone have any faves or suggestions?
                        I LOOOOOOOOVE Toulouse leathers. I have one pair that I have had for 4 years...no stretching, still look brand new. Love the flat buckles at the top. Just bought a brand new dressage saddle and a new pair of the toulouse dressage leathers with the 1/2" holes. I have about 20 rides on the saddle and the flaps still look brand new--no stirrup rubbing marks whatsoever.

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                          Prestige makes some "dressage leathers" that are exactly like Bates/Wintec's "webbers".
                          Originally posted by RugBug
                          Don't throw away opportunities because they aren't coming in exactly the form you want them to.

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                            Kieffer or DT, that is what I like.

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                              I have Stubben calfskin leathers on my Amerigo Deep Dressage. They are calfskin with a nylon core and are very nice quality, but a bit expensive @ $180.00.

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                                How timely is this thread! My aunt sent me a little $ for Xmas, so I think she's going to pimp my ride: time to replace those gawdawful plastic stirrup leathers on my wintec pro dressage saddle with real stirrup leathers. Can anyone tell me the ballpark price for a pair of black 54" Gary Mundy leathers? They sound like the way to go.
                                I tolerate all kinds of animal idiosyncrasies.
                                I've found that I don't tolerate people idiosyncrasies as well. - Casey09

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                                  Originally posted by thatsnotme View Post
                                  Love the Bates webbers

                                  I do too. I love the fact that they are not double, so there is less under my leg.....
                                  We do not have an overpopulation of dogs, we have an under population of responsible dog owners!!!

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