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Custom Grooming & Hometown Pet Care
(920) 568-9107
Fort Atkinson, WI
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Xanadu Grooming By Danielle
(608) 758-2250
203 N Franklin St
Janesville, WI

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Janesville Animal Medical Center
(608) 868-1761
5021 Highway 26
Janesville, WI
 
All Creatures Small Animal Hospital
(608) 741-7064
3434 E Milwaukee St
Janesville, WI
 
Dawg Zone Dog Day Care & Training Facilities
(608) 756-3545
1700 Humes Rd
Janesville, WI
 
Pampered Paws Mobile Grooming LLC
(815) 871-4180
14185 Krotz Dr
South Beloit, IL

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All Creatures Small Animal Hospital
(608) 741-7064
3434 E Milwaukee St
Janesville, WI
 
Carol's Canine Creations
(608) 754-5390
3438 E Rotamer Rd
Janesville, WI

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Bubbles & Bows Pet Grooming & Animal Supplies Inc
(608) 741-9090
3280 S US Highway 51
Janesville, WI
 
Mary Groomer Pet Salon
(608) 868-1580
133 Parkview Dr
Milton, WI

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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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