WesternHorseman

Saddle Soaps Cedar Falls IA

This page provides relevant content and local businesses that can help with your search for information on Saddle Soaps. You will find informative articles about Saddle Soaps, including "Saddle Cleaning Tips". Below you will also find local businesses that may provide the products or services you are looking for. Please scroll down to find the local resources in Cedar Falls, IA that can help answer your questions about Saddle Soaps.

Pampered Pets
(319) 266-4946
Cedar Falls, IA
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, House Sitting, Pooper Scooper Service, Behavior Modification, Dog Training, Doggie Day Care, Grooming, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Overnight Pet Boarding, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
Membership Organizations
Pet Sitters International

Data Provided By:
Shear Bliss Pet Salon
(319) 235-9851
824 Ansborough Ave.
Waterloo, IA
Description
Providing professional, caring pet grooming. Co-owner's and groomers Sarah and Melissa have over twenty years combined grooming experience. Extensive knowledge or both pet and show trims as well as ongoing education through industry publications and seminars helps provide a thorough, safe grooming for pets. We offer full grooming services as well as spa services. Evening and weekend appointments are available.

Pawsitive Pet Care
(319) 234-7511
1799 Ansborough Ave
Waterloo, IA
 
Den Herder Animal Hospital
(319) 232-5292
974 Home Plz
Waterloo, IA
 
Purr-Sonal Care Cat Clinic
(319) 232-2228
1460 Ansborough Av
Waterloo, IA
 
Petsitting Plus
(319) 235-9020
Waterloo, IA
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Grooming, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
Membership Organizations
Pet Sitters International

Data Provided By:
Happy Dog Grooming
(319) 939-8673
2846 Lafayette Street
Waterloo, IA
Description
All Breed Professional Grooming by a licensed dog groomer with 26 years experience. 1984 Florida School of Dog Grooming Graduate. Providing hair cuts, baths, nails, ears cleaned, anal glands, sanitary clips, hair cuts and syles for all breeds. With emphasis on making every dog and owner happy.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments

Mary Ann'S Poodle Grooming
(319) 232-1485
3412 Midway Dr
Waterloo, IA
 
Wagn Tails Pet Salon
(319) 233-3602
2717 Falls Ave
Waterloo, IA
 
Shear Bliss Pet Salon
(319) 235-9851
824 Ansborough Ave
Waterloo, IA
 
Data Provided By:

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...

Click here to read the rest of this article from WesternHorseman.com