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Crystal's grooming Salon
(559) 687-0187
W. Tlare Ave.
Tulare, CA
Description
Full service grooming for dogs and cats. 10 years experience. Large and small, good and difficult. Gentle experienced groomer.

PetSmart
(559) 587-0286
288 N 12 AVE
HANFORD, CA

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Four Paw Spa
(559) 587-0772
1285 N. 10th
Hanford, CA
 
Tulare Pet Center
(559) 686-6675
236 E King Ave
Tulare, CA
 
Precious Pets Salon
(559) 686-9020
701 N Bonita Dr
Tulare, CA
 
Lynn's Pet Grooming
(559) 589-6200
909 E Lacey Blvd
Hanford, CA
 
Lori's Puppy Palace
(559) 582-4642
621 N Irwin St
Hanford, CA
 
It's A Dog's World
(559) 585-1405
706 N 11th Ave
Hanford, CA
 
Sandyland Kennels
(559) 686-5109
684 Elster Ave
Tulare, CA
 
Pats Grooming Service
(559) 686-5409
23480 Road 140
Tulare, CA
 
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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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