Stallion Spotlight


Real Estate Spotlight

01 Aerial front of House and property
  • Welcome to the Chronicle Forums.
    Please complete your profile. The forums and the rest of has single sign-in, so your log in information for one will automatically work for the other. Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here are the views of the individual and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of The Chronicle of the Horse.



Forum rules and no-advertising policy

As a participant on this forum, it is your responsibility to know and follow our rules. Please read this message in its entirety.

Board Rules

2. Conversations in horse-related forums should be horse-related.3. Keep conversations productive, on topic and civil.
Discussion and disagreement are inevitable and encouraged; personal insults, diatribes and sniping comments are unproductive and unacceptable. Whether a subject is light-hearted or serious, keep posts focused on the current topic and of general interest to other participants of that thread. Utilize the private message feature or personal email where appropriate to address side topics or personal issues not related to the topic at large.

4. No advertising in the discussion forums.classifieds site and through the purchase of banner ads. The tightly monitored Giveaways forum permits free listings of genuinely free horses and items available or wanted (on a limited basis). Items offered for trade are not allowed.

Advertising Policy Specifics
When in doubt of whether something you want to post constitutes advertising, please contact a moderator privately in advance for further clarification. Refer to the following points for general guidelines:

Board members may ask for suggestions on breeding stallion recommendations. Stallion owners may reply to such queries by suggesting their own stallions, only if their horse fits the specific criteria of the original poster. Excessive promotion of a stallion by its owner or related parties is not permitted and will be addressed at the discretion of the moderators.

Members may use the forums to ask for general recommendations of trainers, barns, shippers, farriers, etc., and other members may answer those requests by suggesting themselves or their company, if their services fulfill the specific criteria of the original post. Members may not solicit other members for business if it is not in response to a direct, genuine query.

While members may ask for general opinions and suggestions on equipment, trailers, trucks, etc., they may not list the specific attributes for which they are in the market, as such posts serve as wanted ads.

5. Do not post copyrighted photographs unless you have purchased that photo and have permission to do so.

6. Respect other members.7. We have the right to reproduce statements made in the forums.
The Chronicle of the Horse may copy, quote, link to or otherwise reproduce posts, or portions of posts, in print or online for advertising or editorial purposes, if attributed to their original authors, and by posting in this forum, you hereby grant to The Chronicle of the Horse a perpetual, non-exclusive license under copyright and other rights, to do so.

8. We reserve the right to enforce and amend the rules.Terms of Service and Privacy Policy for more information.

Thanks for being a part of the COTH forums!

(Revised 5/9/18)
See more
See less

Dye issues with brown Albion saddles?

  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Dye issues with brown Albion saddles?

    Is it just me, or do the brown Albion saddles not seem to wear well, color-wise? I have a brown Albion Kontrol, maybe 10 years old that I bought used, and it's in fine repair, but the color is just hideous. Seat worn differently from the panels, spotty and irregular in the fading, etc. Other brown Albions I've seen online look to have a similar problem.

    I admit I'm not super consistent about cleaning - I usually only do it if it has been exposed to a lot of sweat or water, but it came to me looking this way. When I do clean, I use Effax Leder-Combi, followed by their Balm, and then it's a beautiful dark rich brown for a few days before returning back to its normal state. Are there other products that I could use to even out the color? I am not really keen on the idea of re-dying it, but I guess I'd consider that if it's the only way...

  • #2
    This was a long time ago, take it with a grain of salt, but I did test-ride an Albion for a week or so (on loan from a friend). It was brown, and it did really look hideous - in fact, that was part of the reason why I chose not to take it. Part of it was a lovely dark brown, but the seat and the flaps where they got a lot of wear were not.

    My other dark brown saddles - Kieffer, County, Marcus Krehan - didn't have that issue.