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post #1 of 8 Old 07-06-2020, 11:46 AM Thread Starter
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Marking stirrup leathers

Does anyone have tips on how to mark stirrup leathers? I may be sharing my saddle with someone, and I'd like them to be able to adjust them as needed, but I would like to be able to put them back where I want quickly, so I want to mark where I have them for my legs. My stirrup leathers have numbers but they're rubbed off. The leathers are black.

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post #2 of 8 Old 07-06-2020, 11:48 AM
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You could get them restamped.

Even a novice could free hand a number. Or just get an "x" marked at your holes and the other person can know to go up or down from there.

You could do it with a flat head screw driver and a rubber mallet. You could mark it on the underside.
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I count the holes. I take a lot of different folks riding, and I tell them that they must remember their number--that is their job. I remember my numbers on my different saddles. Usually where the stirrups go on my saddles is already quite dark and marked . . . but English stirrup leathers stretch, so sometimes there is a "dark and marked" place on several different numbers. Best to remember what YOUR number is on each saddle. If you are awful at remembering numbers like I am, you can associate it with something special you did, or your child's age when something important happened, like #12, in 2012, we went to Bahamas. Or #5, when my daughter was 5, we moved to this house.
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post #4 of 8 Old 07-06-2020, 12:55 PM
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White paint, not latex, and put a thin line across that hole.
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I used a silver sharpie marker on the very edge of the leather so not seen when riding by anyone.
When the leather is adjusted the mark would be hidden behind a leg or adjusted to the stirrup bar, but being the mark was to the outer edge it also did not wear off so easily.
Most people though who rode in my saddle had near the same height as me otherwise my saddle also did not fit them well and that becomes a safety issue we were not crossing to danger-zone.
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post #6 of 8 Old 07-06-2020, 01:16 PM
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I should have said across the back of the leather.
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One of those paper-wrapped wax China markers would probably do the job and still be something you could clean off later.
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post #8 of 8 Old 07-06-2020, 04:30 PM
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Should take less than two minutes to alter a stirrup leather when mounted, if done correctly.

I never counted holes at all, just altered them to fit when mounted.
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