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Crestview Animal Hospital
(269) 382-2852
6044 Gull Rd
Kalamazoo, MI
 
Animal Inn
(269) 381-2171
7795 Douglas Ave
Kalamazoo, MI
 
Derspinna Kennels
(269) 372-2746
9378 W O Ave
Kalamazoo, MI
 
Auntie Lynn's House Of Pet Grooming
(269) 345-5482
7070 N 6th St
Kalamazoo, MI
 
Woodland Animal Hospital
(269) 381-2127
7795 Douglas Ave
Kalamazoo, MI
 
Groomingdales Pet Salon And Spa
(269) 492-3424
3015 Oakland Dr
Kalamazoo, MI
 
Shampooches Self-Serve Dog Wash
(269) 344-7297
628 Maple Hill Dr
Kalamazoo, MI
 
Happytail Boarding Kennel
(269) 375-2056
6227 Stadium Dr
Kalamazoo, MI
 
Paw Prints Grooming
(269) 488-1148
6062 South 12th St
Kalamazoo, MI
 
Barkin' Bubbles Boutique
(269) 372-4882
4323 W. Michigan
Kalamazoo, MI
 

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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