Saturday, January 16, 2010

A Little Trick..

..that was cheap, easy and made a difference! As most of you know, my saddle is all leather. It does not have a suede seat or heads, so on occasion, I have had a bit of a slipping problem.especially when my horse gets quite aired up at shows. One thing I did was to add an English saddle type suede removable seat cover. This is something else I have done:

An experienced sidesaddle rider told me to take a roll of vet wrap and simply wrap some of it around my lower thigh..where my leg grips the saddle head.

She also advised that I wrap some around the fixed head of my saddle.Well - I tried it and although it is not a seat belt...it does make a difference!

I do have one thing to add though. Wait until right before you mount to put the vet wrap around your leg...it tends to slip down if you don't!

6 comments:

Hosanna said...

Vet wrap is like the equestrian's personal version of duct tape, isn't it?
Although, I keep several rolls of duct tape in the tack room/tack trunk as well.....

Michelle said...

That's awesome! I had never thought to suggest that! I had a student that didn't have tall boots or half chaps so instead we put some vet wrap on her calves and it worked like a charm.

I'm glad you found something that helped!

Sydney said...

I love vet wrap I use it on stirrup treads too.

Theres another type of bandage called sealtex. It's a latex bandage that might go better over your horn on the saddle and give you better grip. I have used it a lot for bits, shovel handles etc. It's wonderful stuff.

Sydney said...

heres what it looks like http://www.worldwidetack.com/acatalog/sealtex-latex-bit-bandage.jpg its like 5$ for a whole roll and it goes a long way.

phaedra96 said...

Yep, 101 uses for vet wrap. Kinda like duct tape, should be in every tack box!

Julie said...

Yep Sydney - I use Sealtex on Olivers curb bit! Great stuff!