So when trying to decide what color/patterns I should get and who I should pick to make them, I came across a completely different design that I hadn't seen before.
Enter Jump Girl. They are made from a velour type material which is very barn/hay/dirt friendly. It's elastic on the top and elastic on the bottom.
You just open the top and pull them up the stirrup. Super easy. There's even a snap on the backside so you can snap the pair together so you don't lose one. The reason I choose this route was because I didn't want to have to tie or untie the bag each time. Someone had a toggle close version of the bag and that was at least a step up, though the ribbon ties are pretty darn girly-cute.
The best feature of Jump Girl's design is that I don't have a bag of dirt after I've used it a few times. I did remove the Jump Girl tag and am considering getting them monogrammed but of course I can't decide on a color or if I should do it at all - don't want them oddly stiff. I got navy for my jump saddle to go with my navy/blue show luggage colors and black ones for my dressage saddle.
|On my saddle. Would you do navy, black, white monogram - or none?|
I do put them on/off every time I ride, but if I didn't, I would definitely use them for shows because then my saddle is moving around more and usually on its nose in my tack box, etc, so more flailing around of my stirrups, even under a cover.