Make shift rider leg protection to stop calf pinching

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  • I am pinching my calf with stirup leathers why?

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    12-07-2013, 05:32 PM
Green Broke
Make shift rider leg protection to stop calf pinching

Not sure if this is the right place.

I've been riding in my dressage saddle which has these webber stirrups that pinch a lot!

I was wondering if anyone has some make shift ideas for leg protection?

I don't want to buy some half chaps because I have a pair of nice Ariat ones somewhere in storage, and will find them eventually, so I don't want to buy ones.

I was thinking wrapping my legs in something.
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    12-07-2013, 06:36 PM
Don't cover your legs, cover the leathers. If you're handy with sewing you can make them yourself. I googled "stirrup leather cover" and am including the first link:

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    12-07-2013, 08:37 PM
Polo wrap your legs.
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    12-07-2013, 08:47 PM
Originally Posted by Dehda01    
Polo wrap your legs.
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Or the stirrups! Might have to try that.
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    12-08-2013, 12:19 AM
Green Broke
I second the polo wraps. I use them often when doing many sets in many different saddles in a day.
    12-08-2013, 08:41 AM
I have found that good leathers have rounded edges and pinching isn't an issue.
    12-08-2013, 05:05 PM
Long socks help :)
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    12-09-2013, 02:40 AM
Take a strip of flannel sheeting and wrap the stirrup leathers, or wrap them up in an old track bandage. I have also wraped my legs up in polo wraps also but then I wrapped up the leathers and no more wasting time wrappping up my legs. Fleece wrap will work also.
    12-09-2013, 07:06 AM
Have a spare fleece girth/cinch covers?
Even a fleece headstall cover for say shipping...
In a pinch it will work to thread the leathers through.

I've done polos on my legs too, that works well.

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