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post #1 of 8 Old 01-23-2009, 09:07 AM Thread Starter
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Saddle Issues

So, I finally got my saddle back from the custom saddle guy, and actually rode in it last weekend, and am prepped to ride in it again today.

I am having an issue of the jockey wanting to lift up (kind of like wings), and getting tucked under my or anyone else's thigh. It's uncomfortable, and kind of painful.

Any suggestions as to how I can remedy this problem?

One point I need to make is that I can not fix the jockey to the fender, as I had my stirrups turned, and in order to adjust my stirrup length, I need to be able to pull my fenders up and down.

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post #2 of 8 Old 01-23-2009, 09:27 AM
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Moxie,

Apply some mink oil or paste to both sides of the Jockey, heavily on the underside of the Jockey and take something soft ( a bedsheet) and go all the way around the Saddle and snug it up , let is sit overnight preferably a saddle stand.
This should cure the problem.

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post #3 of 8 Old 01-23-2009, 09:34 AM Thread Starter
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I will do that this weekend. Also, how do I cure a sticky latigo?

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post #4 of 8 Old 01-23-2009, 03:55 PM
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Hmmm... like the oil made it sticky? I assume it's leather??


I'd call the saddle guy that you just got the saddle back from. He's at least seen it. My method, which I wouldn't suggest to anyone... was to rub a little horse dirt (the dust from petting the horse) on the latigo last time I borrowed a saddle that had that issue. ( I wiped it off when I was done)

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Are you using a leather latigo? Sweat, humidity, or excess oil can make it sticky. I prefer to stick with the nylon. Less upkeep, stronger, and lasts longer. Other than that, give it a good washing with saddle soap, let it dry, then give a light coat of neatsfoot or some other tack oil.

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post #6 of 8 Old 01-23-2009, 04:24 PM
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Mine are all nylon too. Smrobs, that made perfect sense to me. Wash it and re-oil it! DUH... Why didn't I think of that?!?!

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Regarding the sticky leather latigo... put some baby powder on it, that should soak up some moisture.


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post #8 of 8 Old 01-23-2009, 10:08 PM Thread Starter
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Yea, the latigo (leather) was one of the things I had replaced on the saddle. I have soaped it, and oiled it. I used it today and it was sooooo sticky! I could hardly get a good cinch on the horse because I was fighting with the stupid thing!

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