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Sit N Stay Grooming
(765) 342-7925
4110 Rolling Trails Rd.
Martinsville, IN
Description
Pets love coming here! It's almost like home to them. I provide a loving, fun, friendly, and most important a safe environment for your pet. I strive to do a professional job in grooming them the way you want them done. Appointments are necessary, with some evening and some weekend appointments are available.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Livestock Grooming services

PetSmart
(812) 334-9780
240 NORTH GATES DRIVE
BLOOMINGTON, IN

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Petco
(812) 339-3452
2520 E 3rd St
Bloomington, IN
 
Doggie Styles
(812) 330-1892
1305 W Bloomfield Rd
Bloomington, IN

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Doggie Style
(812) 323-0211
1305 W Bloomfield Rd
Bloomington, IN
 
Dog Do
(812) 330-9598
212 N Madison St
Bloomington, IN

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Arlington Heights Animal Hospital
(812) 558-0299
4515 W Arlington Rd
Bloomington, IN
 
Eastside Animal Hospital
(812) 339-6115
115 N Smith Rd
Bloomington, IN
 
Jane's Pretty Pet Parlor
(812) 825-4530
2910 S Leonard Springs Rd Ste 3
Bloomington, IN
 
Combs Animal Clinic
(812) 825-4464
6349 W State Road 45
Bloomington, IN
 
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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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