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The Wizard of Pawz
(864) 576-0760
121 S. Blackstock Rd.
Spartanburg, SC
Our groomer, Lynne Gillespie has been in the pet industry for over 30 years. We offer full service grooming to all breeds. We try to make grooming a plesant experience for you and your pet. Lynne especially likes to work with puppies. open Monday - Friday by appointment. We are located inside Noah's Ark Kennel.
Offers Mobile/House Call Grooming, Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Cat Grooming Services, Vet Referred

(864) 542-2809
1931 E Main St Ste D
Spartanburg, SC
Boiling Springs Pet World
(864) 578-6320
2651 Boiling Springs Rd
Spartanburg, SC
Pet Vac Animal Hospital
(864) 574-6200
2920 Reidville Rd
Spartanburg, SC
(864) 576-7553
150 E Blackstock Rd Ste A
Spartanburg, SC
Wizard of Pawz Grooming
(864) 621-0815
298 Gossett Rd
Spartanburg, SC
Full service grooming salon. Small dog specialist. 30 years experience. We treat your dog like it was our own!
Offers Mobile/House Call Grooming, Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Livestock Grooming services, Exotic Animal Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Vet Referred

Spartanburg Animal Clinic
(864) 585-5233
346 Cedar Springs Rd
Spartanburg, SC
Classy Canines Pet Salon & Boutique
(864) 576-3636
2811 Reidville Rd Ste 30
Spartanburg, SC

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K-9 Corner
(864) 595-6292
9 Old Blackstock Rd Ste A
Spartanburg, SC

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(864) 585-0755
2041 Chesnee Hwy
Spartanburg, SC
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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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