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post #1 of 3 Old 05-27-2019, 09:06 AM Thread Starter
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Stirrup leathers

I need help determining what size leathers I need. I recently bought a dressage saddle without them so I’ve been looking online. I’m 5’2” and my inseam was 27”. Based off of an article on Dover Saddlery, I would need 60” leathers but I feel that’s too long.
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You need to look at your saddle and see where the leather keeper is...
Your inseam doubled puts you in a 54" leather right now, standard for h/j saddles where your leg is not extended anywhere near as long as a dressage rider.
60" I thought was the standard so you had a "tail" to put in that keeper and not have flapping leather straps detract from the precise communication.
You can always purchase and return the length you not need provided they show no wear at all on them.
Slip your iron on, slide it on the saddle and have a seat on a saddle holding stand...will tell you real quick.
Or take your saddle with you to the tack shop and ask them to help you with the fit for your leg length...any store personnel would be happy to assist you.
Then you leave with what you need and no return needed.
Happy shopping.

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Easier still, use a length of bailer twine to get the length, use it like a stirrup leather, then measure the length.
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