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Bark Avenue Grooming
(606) 326-1781
515 17th St
Ashland, KY

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Animal Care Clinic Of Huntington
(304) 525-7629
313 3rd Ave
Huntington, WV
 
Stonecrest Animal Medical Center
(304) 525-1800
1 Stonecrest Dr
Huntington, WV
 
Ayers Animal Hospital
(304) 529-6049
1514 Norway Ave
Huntington, WV
 
Club Pet
(304) 733-1963
10 Stor Mor Dr
Huntington, WV
 
Premier Pet Salon
(606) 325-4011
300 Bellefonte Rd
Ashland, KY

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Huntington Dog & Cat Hospital
(304) 525-5121
200 5th St W
Huntington, WV
 
The Pet Palace
(304) 529-7387
335 9th St
Huntington, WV
 
Duke's Dog Gone Grooming
(304) 733-3853
4642 Us Route 60
Huntington, WV
 
Macadams Park Dog Grooming
(304) 733-2215
5189 W Pea Ridge Rd
Huntington, WV
 
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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."

Materials:

Saddle soap
Bucket of warm water
Nylon-bristle brush
Sponge
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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