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PetSmart
(540) 382-7290
165 SHOPPERS WAY NW
CHRISTIANSBURG, VA

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Village Groomer
(540) 552-0660
1531 N Main St Ste A
Blacksburg, VA
 
Companion Animal Clinic Inc
(540) 552-6800
201 S Hill St
Blacksburg, VA
 
Bow Wow Kitty
(804) 308-0873
Richmond, VA
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Pet Massage, Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, House Sitting, Pet Transportation, Behavior Modification, Pooper Scooper Service, Dog Training, Grooming, Errand Service, Overnight Pet Boarding, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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The Next Best Thing Pet Care
(703) 200-2470
Oakton, VA
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Pampered Pets
(540) 961-5621
800 Kabrich St
Blacksburg, VA
 
Blacksburg Animal Clinic
(540) 552-3911
3960 S Main St
Blacksburg, VA
 
Heartstring Petlodging And Spa
(540) 552-3971
300 Patrick Henry Dr
Blacksburg, VA
 
Vienna Leash
(703) 338-4840
Vienna, VA
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All Paws on Deck
(757) 620-3617
Virginia Beach, VA
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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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