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28th November 2009, 07:52 PM
Just a quick one.
The past few times I have ridden, when I'm in rising trot my saddle squeeks. I'm used to the riding school saddles doing this but because it's my own, if it can be silenced I want it to be silenced! It's annoying and embarrasing too... I trotted past someone on the estate and I was so concious of it.
Is it just being odd, or is there a reason for it? Or is it the stirrup leathers? Help please! It's driving me insane! :o
29th November 2009, 07:41 AM
Do you think it's a leather squeak or the tree squeaking? If its the leather I would suggest it needs oiling, if it's the tree and it's really bad it might need looking into by a saddler as there could be something wrong with the tree.
1st December 2009, 12:43 AM
I haven't got a clue. It was only cleaned (and oiled) a few days ago but I will do it again and see if that helps.
I hope it isn't the tree as it is brand new. I've only had it a matter of months!
Thanks for your reply :)
1st December 2009, 07:02 AM
Ah well if it's brand new it is probably working itself in. Mine did it for a few weeks and then stopped. If it carries on I would speak to the saddler you got it from if you are concerned. In terms of oiling, I think I oiled mine about 5 x in the first few weeks before it stopped squeaking!
1st December 2009, 08:41 AM
Is it a leather or synthetic saddle? My Thorogood Maxam saddle sqeaks terribly! I hate it, and it makes me wary of buying synthetic again because of the squeaking.
1st December 2009, 12:40 PM
I'll see how it goes because it wasn't as bad yesterday. Cheers
1st December 2009, 01:00 PM
When I used a leather saddle, mine used to squeek after I cleaned it. It was my boots rubbing against the leather.
11th December 2009, 12:18 AM
Try a fine dusting of talcum powder under all the flaps - this often stops it.
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