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http://www.ehow.com/how_4542606_buy-stirrup-leathers.html

Lots of good info here. One thing to take into consideration is whether others will be using the saddle also. If so, you may want to go a little longer and put up with the extra leather. I don't like really thick leathers. Dressage leathers can come with the buckles at the ankle with buckle covers which are really nice, but pricey.

Edited by Cedarfield Farm

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As Cedarfield said, maybe go with a bit longer if others are going to be using the saddle. The 57" perhaps. I use a 60" or longer and I am 5'9" so don't go with that long.

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60" is ridiculously long though...

Not when your legs are as long as mine!!! 60" is barely long enough actually.

Tempi, if I only add 20" to my inseam my leathers would be too short! :confused0024:

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Not when your legs are as long as mine!!! 60" is barely long enough actually.

Tempi, if I only add 20" to my inseam my leathers would be too short! :confused0024:

Then you're the odd one out :winking:

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That rule doesn't work for me either. My inseam is 33", and no way would the 54" leathers be long enough. I could maybe get by with 57" if I didn't want them to tuck into my keepers. Mine are 60" and work about perfectly.

Maybe that rule is for leathers for a CC saddle.

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I'm 5'0 and my inseam is 27 inches. I just got brand new leathers and they are 56 inches. I have to ride with them on the shortest hole.

I don't think the add 20 rule would work for me either--even the kid's leathers start at 50 inches :questionicon:

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Okayyy, 57 it is, thanks guys! Nobody else will ride in this saddle except my instructor, once in a blue moon, who is the same height as me LOL. So that rules out that issue :smilie:

Apparently you guys are the exception to the rule lmao. Someone just has to be different :winking: Off to place my order :happy0203:

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I'm 5'0 and my inseam is 27 inches. I just got brand new leathers and they are 56 inches. I have to ride with them on the shortest hole.

I don't think the add 20 rule would work for me either--even the kid's leathers start at 50 inches :questionicon:

Then maybe it's my waistline I'm adding to? Eh. I give up.

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lol Tempi--

that holding your stirrup up against your armpit to check the length doesn't work for me either. Maybe I'm just mostly legs, but on a short frame so it totally screws up the formula?

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Most of these "rules of thumb" (like the stirrup to your armpit) are meant for AP type saddles. You'll be shorter for a jumping or CC saddle and longer for dressage, sometimes greatly so. :winking:

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