Dever Classic Childs Stirrup Leathers.
These Stirrup leathers are made from Quality English Bridle Leather. They have stainless steel buckles, and two rows of stitching at the buckle end.
These leathers are 3/4″/19mm wide, & offered in 3 lengths. As they are made from bridle leather (Not Stirrup Butt) they are designed for beginners & young lighter weight riders.
Older children should use Youths leathers, which are made from stronger stirrup butt.
Available in Brown (Black via special order)
Leather should been cleaned and conditioned regularly to keep it supple and to prolong its life. Here are some useful tips on how to maintain your bridlework:-
i) Always apply leather conditioner several times before using new tack, this will soften and protect the leather before use.
ii) Remove sweat and grime everytime the bridlework is used, using a slightly damp sponge or cloth.
iii) Re-apply leather conditioner as necessary, climate and use effect this, like watering a plant too much is as bad as too little!
iv) Depending how often you ride, you will need to dismantle your bridle completely for a thorough cleaning periodically. This will involve using leather cleaner (not saddle soap) and the re-application of conditioner.
v) Check the stitching and billets regularly, paying particular attention to where the bit is attached to the bridle at the reins and the cheek pieces, any wear should be repaired, or replaced by a reputable saddler immediately.