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Boo's Parlour
(360) 650-1664
952 N. State St.
Bellingham, WA
Professional all breed dog & cat grooming in a relaxed and caring environment. Located between Downtown Bellinham and the historical Fairhaven District,at 952 N STate St. in the former Yellow Cab building 2 blocks South of the Herald Building. Your pet is treated like family at Boo's Parlour.

City Dogs Grooming
(360) 756-9515
1337 Lincoln St #1
Bellingham, WA
Animal Attraction
(360) 746-0048
5206 Guide Meridian
Bellingham, WA
Pampered Pets Grooming
(360) 312-5788
3959 Hammer Dr
Bellingham, WA
Kim's Grooming
(360) 398-9246
5190 Guide Meridian
Bellingham, WA
(360) 715-3785
189 E Bakerview Rd
Bellingham, WA
Masterclip Mobile Grooming
(360) 738-0727
3953 Lakemont Rd
Bellingham, WA
Master Groomers
(360) 714-0833
4120 Meridian St
Bellingham, WA
Master Groomers
(360) 714-0833
4120 Meridian St Ste 150
Bellingham, WA

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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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