Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Western Massachusetts
Leather saddles aren't either more or less secure than synthetic saddles. In both cases security is a function of the design, whether the saddle fits you, the grippiness of the surface material, and what you are wearing. Don't malign leather for being less secure, it ain't.
Leather takes maintenance, that's a fact. If cared for it becomes a work of art and time and use. It acquires soul. You get no patina with synthetic, it just eventually breaks down and becomes unrecyclable junk. However that has nothing to do with whether it is the right saddle for you and your horse, and sometimes, tiredly cleaning all my dirty sweat-caked tack after a ride, I have unworthy thoughts about beta biothane.
Whatever floats your boat, I say.
Short horse lover