Saddle Soaps Decatur IL

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Patti's Pet Grooming
(217) 429-1798
730 E Cerro Gordo St
Decatur, IL

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Dirty Paws
(217) 875-4227
2828 N Martin Luther King Jr D
Decatur, IL

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Northgate Pet Grooming
(217) 877-7332
609 E Van Buren Ave
Decatur, IL
All Breed Grooming-Suzi Johnson
(217) 412-9150
2915 N Oakland Ave
Decatur, IL
Best Friends pet Care
(217) 475-0400
1449 E Eldorado St
Decatur, IL
Ken's Aquarium & Pet Supply
(217) 428-7420
730 E Cerro Gordo St
Decatur, IL
Patti's Pet Grooming
(217) 872-0349
1908 N Union St
Decatur, IL
Poochi's Pet Grooming
(217) 876-7387
2921 N Water St
Decatur, IL

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Animal Clinic Of Decatur
(217) 423-6907
270 W Eldorado St
Decatur, IL
Seecee's Pet Grooming
(217) 450-8000
865 E Wood St
Decatur, IL
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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."


Saddle soap
Bucket of warm water
Nylon-bristle brush
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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