Squeaky saddle? - The Horse Forum
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 12 Old 09-19-2009, 01:22 PM Thread Starter
Yearling
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 1,195
• Horses: 0
Question Squeaky saddle?

I have a new CC and it's squeaky. I've been oiling it. Is there any way to fix or is it just more oil and conditioner? I know it's probably a stupid question but I have always bought used saddles, this is my first brand new one.

Thanks in advance!!

~CoCo 17hh 4 yo OTTB~
AussieDaisyGirl is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 12 Old 09-19-2009, 03:42 PM
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: In a hicktown
Posts: 3,489
• Horses: 7
WD40! Haha no way just kidding! Just had to say that!

I was a dreamer
Before you went and let me down.
VanillaBean is offline  
post #3 of 12 Old 09-19-2009, 04:01 PM Thread Starter
Yearling
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 1,195
• Horses: 0
LMAO! Duh why didn't I think of that?

If only lol.

~CoCo 17hh 4 yo OTTB~
AussieDaisyGirl is offline  
post #4 of 12 Old 09-19-2009, 05:06 PM
Weanling
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Nowhere, NY
Posts: 702
• Horses: 2
Sometimes my saddle squeaks also, and I can't figure out why! Hope someone knows the answer, because it's distracting.
drafteventer is offline  
post #5 of 12 Old 09-24-2009, 04:31 PM
Foal
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 10
• Horses: 1
Bump, b/c I want to know too!
Dreamer101 is offline  
post #6 of 12 Old 09-24-2009, 04:37 PM
Foal
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 111
• Horses: 0
Oil the inside flaps, see if that helps. They really wax up leather to go into the show room, so rather than just oiling it you might want to try a 'system' product.... I.e. Comes in 2 bottles: a cleaner, and then a conditioner. I forget the brand of product I use, but that works the best. You clean it and then use the conditioner sparingly until no residue is coming to the top (for new leather it usually takes cleaning it twice and then conditioning 2-3 times with just a few drops of the stuff (goes a long way)...)

But I would first try cleaning the inside flaps (under the saddle flap, the billets, and the top of the sweat flap).

Another thought (though unlikely), is it creaking rather than squeaking? Something in the tree could be broken - but it's a different sound than a 'squeak' like too-clean, waxed up leather.

Synthetic saddles are PRONE to squeaking too. I swear the get a build up of something on them.

RoyalsRebel is offline  
post #7 of 12 Old 09-24-2009, 04:51 PM
Showing
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Alberta, Canada
Posts: 11,772
• Horses: 0
Actually, I'd use baby powder.


The lovely images above provided by CVLC Photography cvlphotography.com
JustDressageIt is offline  
post #8 of 12 Old 09-24-2009, 05:30 PM
Showing
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Greenville area / SC
Posts: 13,165
• Horses: 3
Quote:
Originally Posted by JustDressageIt View Post
Actually, I'd use baby powder.
I agree but not the kind with corn starch, you should find the kind with actual talc in it. I had to go to a pharmacy to find it.

Sprinkle it liberally under the flaps and anywhere there is leather on leather contact. Shake the excess away and clean with a soft cloth. For whatever reason, the squeak never returns.

I'm not arguing with you, I'm just explaining why I'm right.

Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you realize you're wrong.


It's not always what you say but what they hear.
iridehorses is offline  
post #9 of 12 Old 09-24-2009, 07:46 PM
Weanling
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Charleston, South Carolina
Posts: 601
• Horses: 8
The talc baby powder is a great idea and I'm going to try it.

My saddle has ALWAYS squeaked. I've oiled it and cleaned it a lot over the years (bought it new, so I'm the only owner). In a way though, the squeak has a comforting feel to it as I'm walking along.... so maybe I'll just let it squeak :)
7Ponies is offline  
post #10 of 12 Old 09-25-2009, 09:51 AM
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 3,220
• Horses: 0
i've always heard, oil it if it's english, baby powder if it's western.

My saddle started squeaking once and it stopped as soon as I oiled it.
upnover is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.



User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Squeaky bit? Eolith Horse Tack and Equipment 8 08-30-2009 11:14 AM
Squeaky Wintec Dressage Saddle, any advice? romeo543 Horse Tack and Equipment 4 06-02-2009 10:44 PM
Squeaky Synthetic Saddle! Help! SallyRC123 Horse Tack and Equipment 4 11-27-2008 06:58 AM
squeaky saddle? ilovemyhorsies Horse Tack and Equipment 12 05-10-2008 09:19 AM
Squeaky show saddle Imabigtimestar Horse Tack and Equipment 8 10-07-2007 07:22 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome