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(765) 564-4757
Delphi, IN
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Lafayette Bark Avenue Day Spa
(765) 413-0968
4100 Britt Farm Drive
Lafayette, IN
Full service upscale pet grooming day spa and botique. Come by just to check out the place.

Shaggy Dog Salon
(765) 447-7117
1000 Sagamore Pkwy N
Lafayette, IN

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Paw Prints Animal Hospital
(765) 474-2454
2917 US Highway 231 S
Lafayette, IN
Lafayette Groomers
(765) 447-3188
3818 State Road 38 E
Lafayette, IN
AJ's Mutt Cuts
(765) 269-9797
126 S. 3rd St
Lafayette, IN
Owned and operated by state certified grooming school graduate Andrea Mullen. Located in downtown Lafayette at 126 S. 3rd St. Open Mon-Fri 7am to 6pm for convenient drop-off before work and pick-up after or for a few hours. Eco-friendly products sold and used. Dog hair is recycled into oil mats for matteroftrust.org. Also sell dog treats from Percy's Pantry.

All Pets Animal Hospital Pc
(765) 447-8311
1806 Elmwood Ave
Lafayette, IN
Love Tree Animal Hospital
(765) 449-2005
512 S 500 E
Lafayette, IN
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(765) 742-3409
1304 Queen St
Lafayette, IN
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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."


Saddle soap
Bucket of warm water
Nylon-bristle brush
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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