Saddle Soaps Dekalb IL

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A Groomery
(815) 754-0200
124 E. Hillcrest Drive
Dekalb, IL
A full service salon offering quality styles and trims. A small salon, where your pet recieves the best care and attention. Specializing in cats and terriers. Hours by appt. only, weekend hours available. Closed Thursdays.

A Groomery
(815) 754-0200
124 E Hillcrest Dr
Dekalb, IL

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Prairie View Animal Hospital
(815) 756-9976
24 Rich Rd
Dekalb, IL
4 Paws Dog Grooming & Training
(815) 758-3317
1520 Kent Pl
Dekalb, IL
A Place Like Home
(815) 498-4411
645 E Lasalle St
Somonauk, IL

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Huckleberry's Pet Parlor
(815) 899-3435
423 N Main Street
Sycamore, IL
We offer full service pet grooming, self service pet wash, doggie daycare and dog training. Our hours are Monday - Friday 7am - 6pm & Saturday 9am - 1pm.

(815) 787-6565
2072 Sycamore Rd
Dekalb, IL
(815) 758-6193

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(815) 758-6193
2512 Sycamore Rd
Dekalb, IL
The Pooped Pooch
(708) 418-0706
Lansing, 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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