Saddle Soaps Holland MI

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Canine Antics Grooming Salon
(616) 796-2275
3225 132nd Ave.
Holland, MI
"Your Dog's Favorite Groomers!" Your grooomers Lindsey and Sheena offer professional pet grooming for all breeds of dogs and cats; specializing in giving the best possible haircut to your pooch. We have a combined 10 years of experience professionally grooming dogs and cats. During that time,we have worked together as a team for 3+ years. Grooming is our passion in life, so we provide the highest quality grooming you will find! Open Monday-Saturday.

Paragon School of Pet Grooming
(616) 667-7297
110 Chicago Drive
Jenison, MI
The Paragon School is quickly becoming recognized around the country as being a premier training facility for Professional Pet Styling. You and your pet benefit from our progressive training philosophy, exceptional instruction and a group of students and instructors who absolutely love animals. At Paragon, we belive in producing high quality grooms that you and your pet will love. We hope that you will agree!

Diamond In The Ruff
(616) 394-0040
659 Douglas Ave
Holland, MI

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Platinum Pet Service
(734) 737-0363
Plymouth, MI
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Karie Kirby, CMG
(616) 895-6726
8534 Warner
Allendale, MI
Newly opened in Allendale! Home-based grooming done by Karie Kirby, Certified Master Groomer. Graduate of The Paragon School of Pet Grooming with 12 years of experience. My home offers a calm, quiet setting for your pet to be groomed, and with low dog numbers, every dog receives individualized attention!
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Exotic Animal Grooming Services

Ultimutt Doggie Designs
(616) 443-7996
11078 Walnut Drive
Nunica, MI
A full service salon that gives your pet a stress free - home environment atmosphere. Only quality products that are safe for your pet and our environment are used. Your pet is groomed with loving touch and gentle voice. Please call with any questions or check out my website.
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services, Retail Pet Products Available, Vet Referred

Tulip City Barking Lot Inc
(616) 396-6800
11975 E Lakewood Blvd Ste 2
Holland, MI

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Happy Tails Pet Sitting & Grooming, Inc.
(248) 981-4064
Sterling Heights, MI
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Lakeshore Petsitters + Camp Canine LLC
(616) 850-0500
Rockford, MI
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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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