I hate rough out! I would rather fall off my horse than have rough out fenders. I'm fine with the seat but that is it. You cant keep that stuff clean and I like clean tack.
I'm sorry, but there is honestly NO way to keep your tack and saddle looking "clean" and new it's entire "life"... If it doesn't show a little wear and tear, you aren't using it enough.. I think BarrelRacingLvr said it in some other thread.. You're not riding in it hard enough..
I've ridden in my saddle so much that where my legs fall the rough out is now smooth..That is a saddle well used and broken in to me. Yeah, it's clean..but it has personality.
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