Saddle Soaps Hanover PA

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O'Neill's Pet Sitting
(443) 794-3460
Manchester, MD
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, Errand Service, Alternating Lights/Curtains, House Sitting, Grooming, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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Tail Chasers Grooming
(717) 259-7024
503 West King Street
East Berlin, PA
A complete full service grooming shop with a General Store feel. A complete line of products for your pet as well. Over 16 years experience, hours by appointment.
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Exotic Animal Grooming Services

Sit Stay Style
(410) 598-3492
439 Sycamore Avenue
Westminster, MD
Mobile pet grooming for cats and dogs at your doorstep. This stress free option keeps your pets from being crated at the salon all day and are usually back inside within about an hour! Specializing in senior, anxious, and special needs pets of ANY size!
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Exotic Animal Grooming Services, Pet Sitting Services, Vet Referred

Pretty Pup
(717) 225-9000
102 W Hanover St
Spring Grove, PA

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Poochie Perfect
(717) 642-0044
3115 Fairfield Rd
Gettysburg, PA

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Barks N Giggles N Whinnys Mobile Dog Grooming
(410) 751-9364
2085 Manchester Rd
Westminster, MD

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Spoiled-Rotten Dog Grooming
(717) 334-6906
694 Good Intent Rd.
Gettysburg, PA
Our low-volume grooming shop provides one-on-one pampering for your pet. No assembly-line, all-day grooming: your pet will be returned to you within 2 hrs on average. All-natural products, modern equipment and training. Open Tues-Fri 9-5, Sat 9-12. By appointment only.
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Retail Pet Products Available, Vet Referred

Animal House
(717) 633-9585
398 York St
Hanover, PA

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Jennifer Ritz Grooming
(717) 229-8761
10 Burns Rd
Spring Grove, PA

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(717) 699-2825
905 Loucks Rd
York, PA
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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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