Breaking in new stirrups

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  1. endurgirl

    endurgirl Senior Member

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    I bought my daughter a new saddle last week, the stirrups need breaking in bad, especially since they're in the highest hole so it's tight. I plan on oiling the leather good, putting a broom in them with it twisted, and the guy said to "add weight". I was thinking of hanging a gallon jug filled with water or fly spray.

    Any other suggestions?
     
  2. bobo and horses

    bobo and horses Senior Member

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    Lower the stirrups and you be the guinnea pig to break it in, lol.its not easy to soften those new ones up to be flexible.

    Besides what you are already planning to do, I don’t have any other ideas.
     
  3. endurgirl

    endurgirl Senior Member

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    I can't fit this butt in a size 10 seat!!!!

    :confused::confused::LOL::faint:
     
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    Circle C Senior Member

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    :rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:
     
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  5. manesntails

    manesntails Senior Member

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    Wet the whole fender really good, twist the stirrup two times around, if you can, then wrap a rag around it and tie it tightly, to keep it together, THEN stick a stick between the two stirrups.

    You mean the FENDERS need broke in, not the stirrups.
     
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  6. Circle C

    Circle C Senior Member

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    I wondered how you break stirrups in? Bahaha
     
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    mooselady Senior Member

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  8. endurgirl

    endurgirl Senior Member

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    Yall knew what i meant :rofl: i was typing it at the dentist. :p
     
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  9. manesntails

    manesntails Senior Member

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    You typin' wid yer teef?

    ;)
     
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  10. endurgirl

    endurgirl Senior Member

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    No i was trying to hurry between x rays and didn't figure i needed to be exact for a bunch of horse people. I guess one should never misspeak.
     
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