Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Waterproof Saddle Cover and Quarter Sheet

With the rainy season quickly approaching (and the fact that I'll only have access to my outdoor arena), I'm trying to figure out how to keep the worst of the rain off of my saddle. Do any of you have a waterproof saddle cover that you ride in? I would love to know the brand, where you purchased it etc. Along those same lines, how about a waterproof quarter sheet? How do you deal with a quarter sheet when you have a monoflap saddle?  So may questions and so few answers!

11 comments:

  1. I would think a riding jacket, like an outback coat, would work best. Personally, I've always managed to find dry windows throughout the rainy season to ride nearly every day in my outdoor arena.

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    1. I think I will be able to find dry windows on the weekend but won't have the time to do that during the week.

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  2. There is a thing called a riding skirt.

    https://www.arctichorsegear.com/

    I know nothing, but I thought the idea looked good. So I'm flagging it up. Perhaps other readers have seen them?

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  3. I have no suggestions- I am just watching to see the advice since I only have an outdoor too.

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  4. I put my quarter sheet over/around my legs anyway so no issues if/when I get a monoflap. And by far the best waterproof saddle cover I've ever had is my CWD cover, which you can find online for sale without buying the saddle. It's GENUINELY waterproof, even in an extended downpour that left water dripping off the brim of my helmet so fast I could barely see. And it has nice features like a flexible plastic piece where the stirrup leathers go through it (so your wet leathers don't dye your cover) and a carrying strap. Two thumbs up!

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  5. I have a waterproof, fleece-lined quarter sheet. It's bucas brand and I think kind of expensive new, but I picked it up on a ebay a few years ago. You can put it over your legs vs under the flaps with your saddle scenario.

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  6. I have a quarter sheet, but it never gets cold enough for me to really use it since most of the time it's just gross rain - not severe cold. Instead I bought a cheap-o saddle cover https://www.amazon.com/Cashel-English-Saddle-Shield-Riding/dp/B0065OD4OO like this one. It works fine, though you want to make sure your horse is used to the swishy noise if they're prone to spooks. :)

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  7. Also interested in one, preferably in a bright color and/or with reflective tape so I can ride safer on the side of the road on those dark, rainy winter days. Myy current set up is a navy bucas one that I like and would recommend on property, but I had to add battery powered bike lights attached to breastplate and tail in order for anyone to see us on the road or trail lol

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    1. Found one for you! https://www.performancehorseblankets.com/products/amigo-reflective-competition-sheet?ref=isp_rel_prd&isp_ref_pos=4

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    2. Found another one! http://www.ridingwarehouse.com/Equi-Flector_Safety_Reflective_Exercise_Mesh_Sheet/descpage-SHRS.html

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  8. I have a Kerrits coach's coat. The long one. It covers my saddle well and has straps to go around your legs to feep it over the front. Otherwise, I just wrap my quarter sheet around my waist and we both stay comfy and dry :)

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