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post #11 of 17 Old 10-20-2013, 05:30 PM
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I ride in th rain and apparently in snow fall. As long as it's safe enough for you to be in, then your horse should have no issue.

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post #12 of 17 Old 10-21-2013, 12:07 AM
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We Western Washingtonians have perfected this art.

I use those days to work on my bareback skills :P

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post #13 of 17 Old 10-21-2013, 12:18 AM
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You can wipe the olive oil on with a cloth or use a paint brush. I have never worried about what color my saddle is, I don't show, so I can't answer that. As long as it is "leather" (some shade of brown) colored, I'm happy.
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post #14 of 17 Old 10-21-2013, 12:25 AM
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Yes it might darken your saddle if you apply it too heavily.

I don't use oil at all. My saddle has been through rain, shine, blizzard, for five years since I've had it and never been oiled. It's just fine. It'll withstand the rain.
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Pssh.I didn't pick up the wrong lead
It's called a counter canter...
...A very advanced maneuver.
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post #15 of 17 Old 10-21-2013, 09:25 AM
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I use passier stuff that works really well.
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post #16 of 17 Old 10-21-2013, 02:33 PM
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I ride in any weather, snow, wind, rain etc... Here in England if I didn't ride in the rain, I wouldn't be riding very often
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post #17 of 17 Old 10-21-2013, 02:42 PM
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I ride in the rain, wind, snow, even been out in a thunderstorm half way up a mountain.

I second riding bareback if you can. I use leather cleaner and conditioner in one. Forget the brand, its amber colored liquid in a spray bottle. Works great, and I have tack 10+ years old that has been used heavily(and soaked in water/sweat frequently) that is still in great shape. I only treat it if it has gotten dirty, wet, sweaty or looks dry.
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