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Main Street Pet Care
(417) 782-7387
1910 S Main St
Joplin, MO
 
Your Dog's Best Friend
(417) 439-5602
2922 S Main St
Joplin, MO
 
Bradlin Boarding & Grooming
(417) 781-8627
203 E 15th St
Joplin, MO
 
PetSmart
(417) 659-9449
520 S Range Line Rd
JOPLIN, MO

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(417) 623-0842
2301 N Main St
Joplin, MO
 
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(417) 439-5602
2922 S Main St
Joplin, MO

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(417) 782-4900
4021 Belle Locke Pl
Joplin, MO
 
Lucky Dog LLC
(417) 782-9100
1550 N Black Cat Rd
Joplin, MO
 
Paws Veterinary Clinic And Grooming
(417) 626-2828
3102 E 7th St
Joplin, MO
 
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(417) 782-5474
907 W 2nd St
Joplin, MO
 
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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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