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post #1 of 16 Old 10-06-2012, 08:12 PM Thread Starter
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Smile My new saddle!

It's been six long agonizing weeks, but my new saddle has finally arrived! It's a circle y proven splendora barrel saddle! Absolutely love it! It squeaks like crazy, but after reading some other posts, I think I'll try putting some baby powder on it to see if that helps!
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post #2 of 16 Old 10-08-2012, 11:47 AM Thread Starter
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Tried the baby powder with talc and WOW! What a difference! No more squeak!!! Can't wait to try everything on my girl hopefully tomorrow or Wednesday if it doesn't rain! Also got a matching headstall and breastcollar!

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post #3 of 16 Old 10-08-2012, 11:50 AM
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WOW! What a beautiful saddle! You'll have to post a picture of it being put to use. Congrats!
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post #4 of 16 Old 10-08-2012, 11:57 AM Thread Starter
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Thank you! I will definitely post a picture or two!

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post #5 of 16 Old 10-08-2012, 12:12 PM
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Very pretty saddle, hope it fits and rides well
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post #6 of 16 Old 10-08-2012, 05:39 PM
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Very nice one! Congrats on new saddle!
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It's been six long agonizing weeks, but my new saddle has finally arrived! It's a circle y proven splendora barrel saddle! Absolutely love it! It squeaks like crazy, but after reading some other posts, I think I'll try putting some baby powder on it to see if that helps!
Funny. I love saddle squeak. Always reminds me I'm doing something I love to do more than anything else in the world!

Careful about using too much baby powder or talcum on your saddle. It will pull the moisture right out of the leather. I would recommend using Neatsfoot oil. Moisten a rag with it and go over the undersides of the saddle jockeys and stirrup leathers. Don't soak the leather with it, though, because you can over-oil a saddle and it may stain clothing.
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Saddle squeak is just a reminder to me that I need to ride more. I love the challenge of working the squeak out of a saddle. It also helps me realize my different movements, and refine my riding skills.
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post #9 of 16 Old 10-09-2012, 01:31 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks thenrie! I only used a small amount of baby powder. I wasn't sure how much and I was worried about it drying out the leather! Plus, I didn't want the "poof" of powder...lol. I will definitely try the neatsfoot oil!

Toymanator, I don't mind saddle squeak, but my horse did...this was "SQUEAK" beyond belief and my spooky horse spooked at the squeak...lol.

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post #10 of 16 Old 10-11-2012, 10:24 AM Thread Starter
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Okay, here it is! Sorry pictures are a little dark/blurry. Took with a camera phone in the evening.
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