Saddle Soaps Kalamazoo MI
Crestview Animal Hospital
6044 Gull Rd
7795 Douglas Ave
9378 W O Ave
Auntie Lynn's House Of Pet Grooming
7070 N 6th St
Woodland Animal Hospital
7795 Douglas Ave
Groomingdales Pet Salon And Spa
3015 Oakland Dr
Shampooches Self-Serve Dog Wash
628 Maple Hill Dr
Happytail Boarding Kennel
6227 Stadium Dr
Paw Prints Grooming
6062 South 12th St
Barkin' Bubbles Boutique
4323 W. Michigan
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."
Bucket of warm water
Leather conditioner - oil- or wax-based product
Soft rag or scrap of sheepskin (available from a local saddlemaker)
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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