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live2ride8 04-19-2012 09:57 PM

Glycerin Soap for Equitation?
So I show hunt seat and at a show a few weeks ago my friend told me that if you put glycerin soap on the inside (the part that sits on your horse) of your boot it'll stop your leg from sliding around in an eq class. I had a lot of problems at the show because I went overboard on the tack and boot cleaning and it was really hard to keep a good grip. So, getting to the point, I was wondering if anyone has heard of or had any experience with this in hunter jumper shows? Is it even allowed? I show at C shows and I was wondering if it would be a good idea to try this out. Thanks!
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DejaVu 04-20-2012 05:00 PM

Never done it myself, but I've seen some crazy stuff slopped onto boots at shows...

It probably would work though, just by judging from what my tack feels like whenever I clean it with glycerin...Nice and grippy. Love it for my reins.

My old hunter trainer always was loading the kids up with the stuff in the orange spray can, which I cannot remember for the life of me what it's called. I've also spread a thin layer of the Sekur-grip lightly on my boots. Takes the freshly cleaned slip out of my boots.

Try the glycerin though. Sounds the best and cheapest to me. I'm kind of curious to try it myself now... I can't stand slick boots. I'm always so ready for my horse to start sweating a little bit to get something on my boots to get rid of the freshly cleaned feel.

Speed Racer 04-20-2012 05:01 PM

Saddle-Tite. People have been using it for years. Not me, though. If I want extra grip, I wear full seat breeches.

live2ride8 04-20-2012 06:17 PM

Oh okay thanks! I'm sefginatly going to have to try Saddle-Tite and I'll let you know how the glycerin works at my show tomorrow :)
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Palomine 04-21-2012 06:14 PM

Saddleseat riders have done this for years in the Equitation classes if they weren't secure in their seat/legs. Gave a little edge maybe? Don't know if enough to count really, but well remember it being done.

live2ride8 04-21-2012 09:48 PM

Okay thanks. I tried it today and it defff army helped with the sliding that happens when I clean my tack. Got first in my eq o/f class so I'm not complaining ;)
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DejaVu 04-21-2012 10:17 PM

Sekar-grip is the same thing as the saddle-tite. Works really well. I think it's worth trying, to see which you prefer.
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live2ride8 04-22-2012 03:10 PM

Oh okay I'll check that out. Thanks :)
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ABlazingKiss 04-23-2012 11:48 AM

What I do is I clean my saddle with leather-new. Then I use Passier Lederbaslm which is a conditioner to condition my saddle. By the next day, the conditioner leaves a grippy feel to my whole saddle as well as conditions it. I ride a bouncy TB and equitation classes, this works great.

live2ride8 04-24-2012 02:39 PM

Thanks for the tip! I'm on a tb as well but he's not quite as bouncy as some ive ridden ;)
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