Saddle Soaps Amherst MA

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Fairy Pet Mother Pet Care
(978) 387-8667
South Hadley, MA
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, House Sitting, Behavior Modification, Errand Service, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Dog Training, Grooming, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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The Good Dog Spot, Inc.
(413) 534-1333
35 C North Chicopee Street
Chicopee, MA

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The Barking Basement
(413) 320-8737
The Barking Basement
Easthampton, MA
Conveniently located on Rte. 66 in beautiful Westhampton. "The Barking Basement"offers a low-stress, calm grooming experience for your dogs or cats. My experience includes 20 years of grooming, and a commitment to quality. Canine CPR/First Aid certified, registered with NDGAA (#H721). Retail items available. Special order items available upon request. Grooming by appointment only. Call and ask for Barbara.
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Sitting Services, Retail Pet Products Available

The House of Paws
(978) 544-8769
29 Second St.
Orange, MA
The owner, Cathy, is caring, patient, and knowledgable when working with your pet. She has been actively involved in pet care since 1994 including over seven years at an award winning animal hospital. She has over 10 years experience as a pet stylist and has achieved many certifications in various aspects of canine health and sports. She offers both cat and dog grooming by appointment only in a low stress environment.
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Vet Referred

Holyoke Animal Hospital
(413) 538-8700
320 Easthampton Rd
Holyoke, MA
No Place Like Home Mobile Grooming and Pet Sitting Services
(413) 277-9887
72 Coffey Hill Rd
Ware, MA

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Bow Wow Bathhouse LLC
(413) 397-9792
203 Long Plain Road
South Deerfield, MA
A full service "state of the art" salon offering dog grooming services by caring professionals. We treat yours as ours. Your dog will be given first class service ,which includes a Hydro-Massage bath with one of our all Natural Shampoos appropriate for your particular dogs coat, ears cleaned, nails trimmed,fully dried, brushed and fluffed. We welcome all sizes and shapes. Member of the National Dog Grooming Association of America. Open Tuesday-Saturday. Please call for appointment.
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services, Retail Pet Products Available, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

Canine Design
(413) 593-9300
1195 Memorial Drive
Chicopee, MA
Professional dog grooming service.
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Sitting Services, Retail Pet Products Available

(413) 539-9197
45 Holyoke St
Holyoke, MA
Rock Valley Kennels Incorporated
(413) 535-5100
405 Rock Valley Rd
Holyoke, MA
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Saddle Cleaning Tips

"Proper cleaning is perhaps the most neglected and misunderstood part of taking care of leather goods," he says. "It's also one of the most important things you can do to extend the life of your saddle. This process should take you about 30 minutes if you complete it on a regular basis, perhaps once yearly depending on frequency of use and the saddle's overall condition."


Saddle soap
Bucket of warm water
Nylon-bristle brush
Leather conditioner - oil- or wax-based product
Soft rag or scrap of sheepskin (available from a local saddlemaker)

Saddle-Cleaning Steps:

1. Using saddle soap, water and nylon brush, clean the saddle with just enough pressure to work up a lather on the leather. Remember to thoroughly clean areas that directly touch the horse (fenders, stirrup leathers, billets, latigos and back cinch).

2. With the sponge and water, flush clean the areas you've lathered. This process removes surface dirt and opens the leather's pores, which releases dirt that's penetrated the leather.

"Don't be afraid to use lots of water in this step," Schwarz offers. "It won't hurt the leather as long as it's allowed to dry immediately."

3. Allow the leather to dry completely.

4. Apply leather conditioner. Use a scrap of sheepskin if it's an oil-based product or your hands for a wax-based conditioner. Pay close attention to areas that contact the horse.

If the leather is particularly dry (evidenced by stiffness), use 100-percent neatsfoot oil...

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