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    03-05-2012, 10:41 AM
  #21
Green Broke
So why is a leather on leather contact more secure? Are jeans slippery?
     
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    03-05-2012, 10:45 AM
  #22
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Originally Posted by Celeste    
So why is a leather on leather contact more secure??
I'm not sure why, but it is. I have some riding breeches with the entire inside of the legs and the buttocks covered in suede and they stick to smooth leather saddles like glue.
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    03-05-2012, 10:47 AM
  #23
Green Broke
I thought of Velcro.........

(Just kidding). Think about it; if your butt were Velcro-ed to a saddle, you could stay on perfectly! Only problem; when you wanted to get off, you'd probably have to uncinch the saddle and come off, saddle and all. Then you would have to take off your Velcro jeans...............
     
    03-05-2012, 10:52 AM
  #24
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by mildot    
I'm not sure why, but it is. I have some riding breeches with the entire inside of the legs and the buttocks covered in suede and they stick to smooth leather saddles like glue.
THAT's the point--they're sticky, and the next best thing to leather chaps.
Mildot, where did you get your US Army M1940 cavalry boots? Love 'em--I wants a pair, precious!!
     
    03-05-2012, 11:04 AM
  #25
Yearling
Most of us out west wear Jeans with chaps over them. The leather of the chaps helps to hold onto the saddle., Especially the Shot gun chaps. But even the short Chinks provide protection and help grip the saddle.

And yes a western saddle does protect the front of your leg better than your english stirrups.



In fact I once got kicked by a horse in front of me. It's hoof hit my shin, but luckly I had the stirrup leathers between my leg and the horses hoof. Still hurt like heck and bled down into my boot. But could have been a lot worse if it had nailed me with out the three layers of leather.

I ride with a lot of characters who like to dress up like the old cowboys
So I kinda have to at least start to look the part.



     
    03-05-2012, 11:37 AM
  #26
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Painted Horse, when I stop by to ride with you all, I'll be the odd one out.

At least I'll have some S&W steel on my belt.
     
    03-05-2012, 11:39 AM
  #27
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Originally Posted by Corporal    
Mildot, where did you get your US Army M1940 cavalry boots? Love 'em--I wants a pair, precious!!
All the boots you see there, except for the black field boots, came from e-bay.

The brown field boots had a $728 original price tag on them and I got them for $125....LOL
     
    03-05-2012, 12:38 PM
  #28
Weanling
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Originally Posted by Celeste    
Wow, they took then back after 9 months? That is standing behind a product.

I have worn Justins for years. I usually wear them totally out, get them rebuilt, and do it again. These are hand me downs (or hand me ups) from my son I believe.

As for Friday, ouch.
We were riding along quietly at a walk. I was proudly sporting my new riding helmet for the first time. My horse got startled and jumped. She got me off balance. Then she took off at a dead gallop. I couldn't get my balance back and fell on the dirt. My husband said it looks like I was unconscious when I hit. All I remember is that I was flying through the air and then I couldn't breathe. The horse stopped and came back to see what I was doing. I got up, got back on, and rode about 3 more miles. Nothing broken, but dang I still hurt all over. It has been a long time since I hit the dirt..............

Was wearing the new helmet bad luck or good luck? Probably kept me from getting injured badly, but I haven't worn one in 20 years. Haven't fallen off in more than that.
That is scary! That is a big fear of mine is a horse bolting on me like that.
Did your helmet take a hit? If so, you sadly need to buy a new one. I say it's good luck that you had it on. I'm better and better about wearing one, especially with stories like these. I figure, I'm getting older and I'm more likely to hit the ground like a sack of potatoes than a cat, lol.
     
    03-05-2012, 12:43 PM
  #29
Green Broke
The helmet didn't seem to take a hit as far as I can tell.

I have had horses bolt off like that plenty of times and did fine. Somehow, this was so quick, that I couldn't undo the damage to my balance.

Yes, I hit the ground like a sack of potatoes. My darling husband reminded my that all that extra fat provided padding from the fall..........
     
    03-05-2012, 12:46 PM
  #30
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Originally Posted by Corporal    
THAT's the point--they're sticky, and the next best thing to leather chaps.
Mildot, where did you get your US Army M1940 cavalry boots? Love 'em--I wants a pair, precious!!
You can still get three buckle field boots, but it will cost you. Several custom boot makers offer them ( Dehner and Vogel). I use them and LOVE them.



As for my western boots, I have two pairs and they are both tall "buckaroo" style boots. This pair are actually old style polo boots. Who knows why polo players used western style boots. They have a lot od stitching on them.




I also have a pair of tall boots that are plain and not stitched.
     

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