Okay, so. I typically ride bareback. As in, 99.9% of the time; my saddle has actually been all the way down in Kentucky (I'm up in Erie, PA) since about a year and a half ago, maybe more.. I should be getting it back within two weeks though
However, right now, I am entering my 3rd trimester of pregnancy and will be unable to ride for most of the summer. Therefore, I'm going to be letting a whole lot of friends ride (under my supervision of course!) mainly to keep him used to having riders on his back and working.
Here is the predicament: My saddle is an english jumping saddle; most of my friends don't have tall boots or anything to protect their legs and I no longer own half chaps to lend out to anyone.
So I was wondering, does anyone know of a way to maybe wrap the leathers so they won't pinch, or have a different solution?
I don't show or really jump in a saddle anymore, so this would be used mainly for trail riding and pleasure rides. I would absolutely love to not have to get rid of my saddle - I personally find english more comfortable than western and my seat is more secure in english saddles, not to mention I'm quite attached to this saddle.. I've had it longer than my horse! I would also love to be able to use my english saddle without hot leather boots on and enjoy a ride without my legs bleeding at the end. :P
Looking forward to your suggestions!