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post #1 of 17 Old 10-20-2013, 05:24 PM Thread Starter
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Question Riding.. In the rain?

Just curious.. It won't stop raining. And today is pretty much the only day I can ride for like a week:/.. Does anyone here ride in the rain.. Its not POURING.. but sprinkling.. heavly.. lol;).. would it ruin a leather saddle? Sorry.. feel like a newbie haha:)

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post #2 of 17 Old 10-20-2013, 05:28 PM
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Yeah I ride in the rain, just make sure you clean and condition your saddle afterwards.
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post #3 of 17 Old 10-20-2013, 05:31 PM Thread Starter
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Whats a good type of condition for a western saddle? does that even matter( the type of saddle? ) and do I have to condition right after, because I don't have any at the moment... *sigh*

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I definitely ride in the rain.

As far as conditioners... Do you have olive oil in the house?

I use it, Neatsfoot Oil, Leather Cream, Chap Wax, Leather New (for quick jobs).

And, if your saddle is well-conditioned you can get away with not doing it a day or two if you are away from the house/barn without ruining the leather.
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Since I live in the rainy part of Oregon, I would never ride if I didn't ride in the rain!!

You do have to take special consideration of the footing when you ride in the rain [mud = slipping hazard] and you want to make sure your leather tack gets plenty of ventilation while drying [to prevent mold issues]...but otherwise it's really not bad!
I like to wear layers when riding in the rain - specifically, a wool sweater plus an appropriately light/heavy waterproof coat. The sweater keeps me warm, even if my coat gets soaked through, and makes for an altogether more pleasant ride.

Other thing: make sure all your electronics are going to stay dry! I ruined the screen on my old camera by taking it on a very rainy [like "buckets of water from heaven"-type] ride. THAT was a bummer. haha

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I definitely ride in the rain.

As far as conditioners... Do you have olive oil in the house?

I use it, Neatsfoot Oil, Leather Cream, Chap Wax, Leather New (for quick jobs).

And, if your saddle is well-conditioned you can get away with not doing it a day or two if you are away from the house/barn without ruining the leather.
I do have Virgin olive oil:) I think.. will that work? I don't think its going to get SOAKED.. just a little wet lol:).. is there a special way to apply it? ( actually bought it off here.. just don't want to ruin it. Its a really nice in my opinion) barrel saddle.. light in color to..? its not going to change the color right?- Sorry never conditioned a saddle before..

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post #7 of 17 Old 10-20-2013, 05:43 PM Thread Starter
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Sorry for the double post, I, at the moment, am catching a break:)! No rain! whooo.. gonna go and ride... OH and if anyone is reading this.. how can I stop the saddle from slipping back -.- ?

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I think its super romantic
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I guess though I'm just enviosoning all those movies having never done it myself
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post #10 of 17 Old 10-20-2013, 06:03 PM
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Yep. Rain or Shine. I ride.
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