Saddle Soaps Cheyenne WY
Frontier Veterinary Clinic
501 E Riding Club Rd
Four Paws Pet Salon
4901 Ridge Rd
103 E 8th Ave
1782 Dell Range Blvd
Man's Best Friend Inc
1222 E 24th St
Avenues Pet Clinic
5520 Yellowstone Rd
Broadmoor East Boarding & Grooming
4214 E Pershing Blvd
All Star Grooming
1602 E 11th St
Best In Show Professional Pet Grooming
515 E Carlson St
310 W College Dr
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."
Bucket of warm water
Leather conditioner - oil- or wax-based product
Soft rag or scrap of sheepskin (available from a local saddlemaker)
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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