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Saddle Soaps Johnson City TN

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Pampered Pup Grooming Salon
(423) 239-5915
3315 Roller Drive
Kingsport, TN
Description
Pampered Pup Grooming Salon offers dog and cat grooming for pets of all shapes and sizes.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Vet Referred

A Lady & Apollo Mobile Dog Grooming
(423) 232-2932
1105 Quail Harbour Dr
Johnson City, TN
 
PetSmart
(423) 854-8833
3211 PEOPLES STREET
JOHNSON CITY, TN

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Heather Hart'S Pet Grooming
(423) 467-2527
605 W Walnut St
Johnson City, TN
 
Robinson Animal Hospital
(423) 477-0810
119 Foy Fitch Ln
Johnson City, TN
 
Personal Touch Pet Grooming
(423) 928-2121
2803 E Oakland Ave
Johnson City, TN
 
Robinson Animal Hospital
(423) 928-1616
202 W Watauga Ave
Johnson City, TN
 
Pretty Paws Dog Grooming
(423) 928-7777
1416 Knob Creek Rd
Johnson City, TN
 
Loving Companions Pet Daycare
(423) 283-0393
141 Kinley Dr
Johnson City, TN
 
Boone'S Creek Animal Hospital
(423) 282-1827
1750 Old Gray Station Rd
Johnson City, TN
 
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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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