Only the best hides for B-Hide
The Leather used in the process is of the highest quality. It is the same leather used by high end car manufacturers in their premium interiors. The leather is from bulls in Europe. The reason for it being bulls and not cows is due to the fact cows produce milk, which makes the leather stretchy, which is not the best for a saddle. The fields the bulls live in don’t even have barbed wire as that could mark the hide.
The best possible processing
The carefully selected hides are then tanned using a very fine paint, this uses a drum process which ensures the colour goes into the hair follicles rather than just staying on top. If you rub cheaper leathers together you get a squeak and that’s basically the paints rubbing together, you will not get a squeak with our leather. We can offer numerous colours of leather including black, brown, red, yellow, white, green, blue and grey. We will always send you sample of the leather we are going to use and ensure you are happy with the colours.
Just the right thickness
The colouring and quality is important but it has taken a long time to discover the right thickness for a B-Hide saddle. The hides used are split to the optimum thickness to remain flexible without being too brittle.
Adding flair and contrast through embroidery
The leather is the main material for the saddle cover however we can really offer some design flair and contrast with our threads. We have access to over 350 colours of threads for you to choose from, if you have a specific pantone just use the conversion chart. Click to see all the colours we can offer or the pantone conversion. That’s why most of our work is done on a primary colour leather with a contrasting thread just look at our gallery.
The toughest possible thread
The threads used are industrial grade polyester which is dyed using a special process to withstand the highest levels of abuse.