Originally Posted by Tiffany01
I got my saddle today amd it has cracks from the pommal to the cantle and cracks on the kneerolls. If I oil it will it help?? I called Beval Saddery and they said if I send it to them they can fix it. But the cracks will get wrose if I don't do anything about it. So I have two oppions:
1. To sell my other saddle and use the money to get this one fixed.
2. Sell this one.
I really rather go with 1 because I think that this saddle will fit me and my horse better then my other one.
Can you post a picture of the cracks? How bad are they? If it's just some surface cracking, you should be able to prevent further cracking by conditioning the leather thoroughly with a quality balm, like Passier LEderbalsam, Effax, or Black Rock (or your favorite). The cracks won't show when you're riding in it, will they? If the cracks are deep and you're concerned they might go through the leather, then you should probably have it repaired. That probably won't be cheap, so be sure it fits you and the hrose well before making the investment.