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post #1 of 9 Old 05-09-2009, 10:03 PM Thread Starter
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Slippery tall boots

The last show I did, my tall boots were soooo slippery. I couldn't even hold my legs still walking! Any tips? I've already rubbed the insides with dry saddle soap (tip from my trainer)
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post #2 of 9 Old 05-10-2009, 01:49 PM
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that's weird, they usually help grip. Maybe it's your saddle

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No, I have no problem with half chaps or even just jeans, so my saddle isn't the problem
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post #4 of 9 Old 05-10-2009, 03:53 PM
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Maybe just ride in them more and get some wear on the leather

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Did you put anything on the inside like a conditioner? I heard that makes it slippery. Did you put the saddle soap on before or after this happened?
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Stormyblues, yeah I was afraid someone would say that, I hate riding in them but I will this weeks

Ilovelucy- I forgot to saddle soap the inside before I rode, and I at aleast didn't polish the insides. My mom might have though
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Sandpaper?? Seriously I don't know but if it means better control???

Maybe a really good cleaning with a rough cloth and then treat with a generic leather boot spray, rather than buff them?
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post #8 of 9 Old 05-11-2009, 11:38 AM
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Riding in them will definitely help. You can also use Sadl-Tite or this spray: Sit Tite Spray by Pharmaka: Legacy Tack to help with grip until the inside of your boots is worn a little more. I have used this spray before and it works really well.
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Thanks for the tip, I'll try it!
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