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The Doggy Door
(501) 477-5184
304 N St. Joseph Street
Morrilton, AR
Description
Full service grooming and pet boarding serving all breeds - dogs and cats. We will pamper your pet with the best quality work. Late appointments available. Walkin's welcome.

Hartman Animal Hospital
(501) 450-6444
385 Hogan Ln
Conway, AR
 
PetSmart
(501) 548-6083
650 ELSINGER BLVD
CONWAY, AR

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PetSmart
(501) 548-6083
650 Elsinger Blvd
Conway, AR
 
Chestnut Animal Clinic
(501) 327-4413
612 Chestnut St
Conway, AR
 
Groom Masters Of Arkansas Inc
(501) 327-2828
690 S Salem Rd
Conway, AR
 
Moix's Furry Critters Pet Grooming Shop
(501) 450-7515
PO Box 15
Conway, AR
 
Vilonia Animal Clinic
(501) 796-8400
785 Highway 64 E
Conway, AR
 
Conway Animal Clinic
(501) 327-4416
1320 E Oak St
Conway, AR
 
Animal Care Boarding & Grooming Center
(501) 329-7821
1815 Old Morrilton Hwy
Conway, AR
 
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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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