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  • Western saddle squeaks a lot
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    04-23-2008, 11:27 PM
  #1
Yearling
squeaky saddle?

My saddle has started squeaking...i noticed it yesterday (http://www.horseforum.com/viewtopic.php?p=79313#79313) and am thinking that the tree could have broken......i take very good care of it and always rest it the right way,never drop it or handle it roughly.....any help?
     
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    04-23-2008, 11:32 PM
  #2
Green Broke
Is it an english or a western saddle? If it's English and it's squeaking, most likely the leather is dry and needs a good oiling. If the tree is broken you will know it's broken! I don't know a lot about western saddles but I hear it's somewhat common for them to squeak and putting baby powder underneath the flaps or something helps that out. (is that right western riders?)
     
    04-24-2008, 05:41 AM
  #3
Yearling
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Originally Posted by upnover
Is it an english or a western saddle? If it's English and it's squeaking, most likely the leather is dry and needs a good oiling. If the tree is broken you will know it's broken! I don't know a lot about western saddles but I hear it's somewhat common for them to squeak and putting baby powder underneath the flaps or something helps that out. (is that right western riders?)
it's english....i last oiled it 3 or 4 rides ago....i'll try oiling it tomorrow
     
    04-24-2008, 08:51 AM
  #4
Showing
I don't know if all western riders use baby powder but I do. I only have to powder up once a year or less to keep the squeeks out. Then we smell like a babys clean bottom
     
    04-24-2008, 12:33 PM
  #5
Trained
LOL @ baby butts! As vida wrot..powder works!
     
    05-05-2008, 12:51 PM
  #6
Foal
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If the tree is broken you will know it's broken!
Sometimes, you won't know. If you want to test for a broken tree, you grab the pommel and the very front and squeeze them together. If it gives, then most likely it is broken left to right. Then, hold the saddle by the front and back, straddle it, and squeeze with your legs. If it gives, it's broken from front to back. If it gives either way, have a saddle maker look at it. Other than that, the leather probably needs to be oiled. My leather saddle that I had squeaked like there was no tomorrow! Even after I oiled it. I ended up getting a wintec synthetic - no more squeaks!
     
    05-05-2008, 01:22 PM
  #7
Showing
Haha, baby powder...never tried that!

I think you should try oiling it.
     
    05-09-2008, 08:40 AM
  #8
Weanling
Hi

Some saddles just do that for some unknown reason... I know it can be very annoying. See if you can work out exactly where it is coming from I.e. Stirrups, seat etc. Then you might be able to do something about it.

Good luck!
     
    05-09-2008, 09:59 AM
  #9
Green Broke
Quote:
don't know if all western riders use baby powder but I do. I only have to powder up once a year or less to keep the squeeks out. Then we smell like a babys clean bottom
Where do you put the baby powder on the western saddle? Doesn't it -poof- out when your riding? (that would be my luck...have little powder clouds poofing out as I ride at a show )

I've actually never had an english saddle squeak...
     
    05-09-2008, 10:18 AM
  #10
Trained
In my case I put the powder where the stirup leathers attached to the saddle. That's where the squeek was. :) It didn't poof.
     

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