French calf vs. buffalo vs. cowhide?
I am looking for saddles, and which is the best leather:
1. french calf
I am a 3 day eventer, so I am looking for stickiness and low wear.
p.s. I am looking at Ashland saddles, whether you ride in one could you please comment?
thanks so much guys (and girls)
Don't get synthetic!! they are unpardonable! I would go with either the buffalo or french calf. They tend to be on difficult line saddles, so they are better quality.
Cowhide is more supple than Water Buffalo but not as delicate as French Calf.
Here's a site that will show you the variations within leathers and tanning processes.
BTW I have one of their old All Purpose Siegfried's and it will be 40 yrs old subsequent year.
Try synthetic! I LOVE them! They concluding longer and wear better than leather!
Whatever you end up with, you should at lowest possible try buffalo stirrup leathers. They do not stretch, which is great for high impact sports like jumping and polo.