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post #1 of 7 Old 05-23-2012, 06:21 PM Thread Starter
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Storing 2 saddles, one on top of the other - will it harm them?

I just bought a second saddle, and I plan on using them both regularly (a close contact that I prefer for trail riding and a dressage saddle that I use for schooling). I have a decent-sized locker at the place where I board my horse, but if I want to keep them both in there I'll have to store them one on top of the other on a saddle rack. Does anybody else do this, or know if it will damage either of them? My backup plan is to leave one in my car but I'm worried about it getting broken into.
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post #2 of 7 Old 05-23-2012, 06:55 PM
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I've stored saddles on top of each for years without any problems.
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post #3 of 7 Old 05-23-2012, 06:59 PM
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I put a pad between them and stack them.
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post #4 of 7 Old 05-23-2012, 08:24 PM
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Mine are in saddle covers, but I stack them will no ill effects.
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post #5 of 7 Old 05-23-2012, 08:41 PM
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I've had to stack up to 4 on top of each other. No problems at all :)

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post #6 of 7 Old 05-24-2012, 09:47 AM
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Long-term stacking of English saddles tends to dent the flock and such hollows can sometimes cause lack-of-pressure problems, most usually fluid lumps under the skin which normally resolve within a few hours.

Short-term storage this way shouldn't cause issues unless the flock is very soft.

Having said that, I used to double-stack saddles in the shop with few problems. It's better to strip the girths/irons off, though.

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post #7 of 7 Old 05-24-2012, 09:50 AM
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I only have one saddle stand, so my (western saddles) leather and synthetic are stacked, so far they both still have their shape and don't seem to be harmed at all (after 3 years), I like to stack the lightest on top though, specially if its synthetic. I don't think I'd like to risk putting a 50lb hunk of leather ontop of a soft synthetic
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