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Saddle Soaps Hot Springs National Park AR

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Pete's Pets
(501) 337-5200
230 East Highland
Malvern, AR
Description
We are a full service salon specializing in small breed dog grooming. Open Tuesday-Saturday.

Lakeside Boarding Kennels
(501) 262-1911
417 Bayshore Dr
Hot Springs National Park, AR
 
Lake Hamilton & Hot Springs Animal Hospitals
(501) 623-2411
1533 Malvern Ave
Hot Springs National Park, AR
 
Puppy Love Pet Grooming
(501) 760-6333
1558 Airport Rd
Hot Springs National Park, AR
 
Countryside Animal Hospital
(501) 624-2351
1107 Higdon Ferry Rd
Hot Springs National Park, AR
 
Extra Special Pet Parlor
(501) 321-1777
2016 Central Ave
Hot Springs National Park, AR
 
Joyce'S Boarding Kennel & Grooming
(501) 262-3973
238 Anatole Loop
Hot Springs National Park, AR
 
Happy Tails
(501) 525-4145
114 Buena Vista Rd
Hot Springs National Park, AR
 
Paw Spa
(501) 525-1479
410 Lakeland Dr
Hot Springs National Park, AR
 
All Creatures Animal Hospital
(501) 525-9051
4799 Central Ave
Hot Springs National Park, AR
 

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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