Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Whidbey Island Washington
Yay! I use a quick application of a bar of fiebing's glycerine saddle soap after cleaning, oiling and conditioning to sort of 'seal' the leather back up and make it not tacky. Works great for us. Also helps to restore a little bit of 'shine' to the saddle.
We have several Stubbens, and love them all! I had an old, all suede stubben training saddle that I bought from an old girlfriend when her mom passed away. Her mom had gotten it as a valentine's gift when my friend and I were girls, and I had ridden in that saddle frequently since I was 14. When it finally wore out, (the suede tore around the stitching), I replaced it with a Siegfried VSD. My mom had tried my suede one and loved it so much that she bought a Siegfried CS with the same measurements, I later bought that from her. She found that she regretted selling and bought another one. We've never had a problem with our Stubbens, and I personally find them more comfortable than other english saddles. In our mostly western community, I frequently get comments on how nice my english saddles are, especially if I let someone ride one. :)