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post #11 of 16 Old 05-06-2010, 01:34 PM
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That is the only off-putting about the saddle- I'm not a fan of the navajo print. totally willing to "get over it" for the price, fit, quality and comfort tho!

Is is possible to dye Cordura? Or would I just end up ruining my pants?
Never heard of dying Cordura, I do not think it would work, maybe someone on here has tried it?


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Never heard of dying Cordura, I do not think it would work, maybe someone on here has tried it?


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I have a feeling it wouldn't... maybe paint? I'm just not a very crafty person when it comes to painting things! and as the previous poster said, "Pretty is as pretty does" and if it does the job I'll be satisfied.

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I think Big Horn makes THE BEST cordura saddles. My very first saddle was a Big Horn cordura. I've since moved on to "better" saddles, but I still keep my Big Horn because it might be the perfect fit for a future horse. It is about 15 yrs. old and still in great shape.

The only caveat is make sure it fits your horse. I think a bad fitting corura is more likely to cause pressure points than a bad fitting leather saddle because the skirts aren't stiff enough to disperse some of the pressure. But use a good thick pad, and if the saddle fits the shape of the horse's back, it shouldn't be a problem.

I wouldn't paint the fenders. It would look even uglier than the pattern already on it. I actually kind of like the patterned cordura!

I was once told by a friend who buys and sells saddles that cordura saddles are "disposable." I had no idea why she would say that until I started seeing corduras made by other companies. Most of them are total junk!!! But the Big Horns are top-of-the-line in corduras, from the saddles I have seen in person anyway!
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I can't see the pix. I'll have to wait until I get home to view them. (This computer is selective on showing photos for some reason). I like indian type prints though. Is it not a full leather saddle?

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I can't see the pix. I'll have to wait until I get home to view them. (This computer is selective on showing photos for some reason). I like indian type prints though. Is it not a full leather saddle?
No, it has a cordura skirk and fenders, everything else is leather.

The print isn't too obnoxious(sp?) but not my ideal.

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I think Big Horn makes THE BEST cordura saddles. My very first saddle was a Big Horn cordura. I've since moved on to "better" saddles, but I still keep my Big Horn because it might be the perfect fit for a future horse. It is about 15 yrs. old and still in great shape.

But the Big Horns are top-of-the-line in corduras, from the saddles I have seen in person anyway!
Agree 1000%. I have two. One is now gray with age and endurance conditioning and competition miles. Comfy for me and totally fit the horse!
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