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post #1 of 13 Old 07-27-2012, 09:08 PM Thread Starter
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Question Help in Saddle restoration...

I recently got a black english saddle from my friend and she got it from a person who we don't know that made a hand made saddle cushion and glued it to the seat...... I want to take it off but then dried glue will be left on the leather... I'm scaried to take the cushion off because im scaried that I wont be able to get the glue off and then the saddle is messed up... Help!!!
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post #2 of 13 Old 07-27-2012, 09:29 PM
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Did you get the saddle for free? If so I would take it to a tack shop or tack repair shop. They could probably tell you if it could be safely taken off or get a professional tack repair person to take it off.
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post #3 of 13 Old 07-28-2012, 08:43 AM
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I agree. Get a professional to take a look - f it's been fixed with rubber solution glue you might be lucky.

BUT I doubt any repairer will want to risk removing the cushion in case they rip the seat, which is quite likely if it's been fixed with a spirit glue. Replacing the seat of an older used saddle generally costs far more than the saddle's worth, unfortunately :(
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post #4 of 13 Old 07-28-2012, 08:47 AM Thread Starter
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Oh...... Well my mom says that maybe gu-gone is safe for leather and I can use that....
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Goo Gone will ruin leather, so it's not safe to use on that saddle.

I'd like to see a picture of it. If it's a garbage saddle, you won't want to use it on a horse anyway.

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post #6 of 13 Old 07-28-2012, 02:07 PM Thread Starter
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It's a nice saddle... But I won't be at the ban until Monday do I will post some pics mondy night....
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Try your hair dryer and see if it will soften the glue enough that you can begin easing the pad off.
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post #8 of 13 Old 07-28-2012, 06:40 PM
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It's a nice saddle.
Do you know the make? If someone glued a cushion onto the seat of a Passier, Collegiate, Albion, Black Country, Stubben, etc., they need to be drawn and quartered!

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I haven;t had enough time to look for a brand name... I will put pics and stuff monday
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post #10 of 13 Old 07-31-2012, 02:54 PM
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The name should be on a small metal plate at the front of the saddle under the flap on the near side. If it's missing there should be two small nail holes.
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