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Favorite stirrup leathers?

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  • Favorite stirrup leathers?

    My friend just got a beautiful Bruno Delgrange dressage saddle and now needs to buy some leathers for it. I've heard that getting cheaply made leathers can cause unnecessary scuffing/rubbing on the saddle, which she definitely doesn't want with this really nice saddle!

    What stirrup leathers do you like the best? Nylon core or not?

    "Last time I picked your feet, you broke my toe!"

  • #2
    I would definitely go with Prestige. They are BUTTER-soft, calfskin-covered with a nylon core so they won't stretch. I have the "webber"-style ones (called Prestige Ideal Dressage leathers; they come in two lengths. I would get the "short" if the rider is 5'5 or less), with the surcingle-type adjustment. I also have the normal ones on my hunter saddle, and they just lovely. They have never left scratches or any other marks on either of my saddles (both of which were not cheap).


    • #3
      Mine are KL Select and I love them.
      Life is what happens when you're making other plans. RiverDance


      • #4
        I have the Prestige leathers and really like them. They are incredibly soft.
        "We need a pinned ears icon." -MysticOakRanch


        • #5
          I third the Prestige leathers! Love them. I've had a couple of pairs of the regular leathers and I have a pair of their "dressage leathers" (they're basically the same as the "webbers" that Wintec and Bates make, only nicer and in Italian leather) as well.
          Originally posted by RugBug
          Don't throw away opportunities because they aren't coming in exactly the form you want them to.


          • #6
            I have Jaguar calfskin leathers which I really like. But I have never tried the Prestige so maybe they are even better.
            Be firm, fair, kind, clear, consistent, patient, and, above all else, maintain a sense of humour.


            • #7
              Passier calfskin covered leathers (1/2 hole) or Smartpak covered leathers they are a steal at only $39 and they have holes every 3/4 in. I have both and am pleased with both.


              • #8
                Definitely prestige. I've had mine for 5 or 6 years on the same hole and they barely look used at all! And I'm not so good about taking care if them either... Will only buy prestige again for any future saddles.


                • #9
                  I have Prestige leathers. LOVE THEM.

                  And I have Devoucoux leathers. LOVE THEM.


                  • #10
                    I also have the Prestige "webber" type ones. But I'm 5'9" and the regular ones were looong. So I had to go to the shorts. And I like to think I have long legs... I was good on the very last hole on the regular ones, but if I had to go up a hole for some reason, I didn't have one.

                    I really love this type of stirrup leathers, absolutely NO bulk or bump under your thigh.


                    • #11
                      From now on, ponyfixer, i'll include foot note references.


                      • #12
                        Can't believe nobody's mentioned Gary Mundy...
                        His are the best and at fabulous prices.


                        • #13
                          Delgrange makes their own stirrup leathers. They are butter soft calfskin wrapped around nylon with numbered half holes. Absolutely beautiful quality.


                          • #14
                            Prestige leathers. They are buttery soft and they have a no-stretch core.