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- The grip is perfect for those looking to stick in the saddle. Whether you’re a new rider or just want to stay put in the saddle, the suede won’t have you slipping around like leather seats. This is popular in barrel racing, pole bending, and other speed events.
- Your position can be improved. Those learning to sit the trot or ride a smoother lope will be happy with a firmer seat. You won’t be bouncing all over the place.
- These seats don’t need to be oiled like leather.
- A padded one can be very comfortable. Many prefer the suede just for comfort alone.
- The look of a suede seat can appeal to many.
- The material can wear down over time. Once suede is heavily used it can create a glazed over effect and actually become slick. After the damage is done, there is little reversal.
- Suede can be tough to clean. It is easily discolored from oil, which should be avoided at all costs. Dirt and grime can also be difficult to clean and can become embedded into the material.
- Once the saddle in worn in, it may be less attractive and lose its value quickly.