Saddle Soaps Lake Havasu City AZ

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Hermosa Veterinary Clinic Of Havasu
(928) 505-2131
1075 Aviation Dr
Lake Havasu City, AZ
Animal Hospital Of Havasu
(928) 855-4207
1990 Mesquite Ave
Lake Havasu City, AZ
Novak Animal Care Center
(928) 855-0588
332 London Bridge Rd
Lake Havasu City, AZ
(928) 764-2500
5601 N HWY 95

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Paws And Claws Animal Care
(928) 505-6369
2715 Maricopa Ave
Lake Havasu City, AZ
PetSmart Inc
(928) 764-2500
5601 Highway 95 N
Lake Havasu City, AZ
Novak Animal Care
(928) 302-2556
332 London Bridge Rd
Lake Havasu City, AZ
Paws Dog Grooming
(928) 505-7297
1944 W Acoma Blvd Suite B
Lake Havasu City, AZ
Debonair Dogs
(928) 680-4800
2029 Acoma Blvd W Ste D
Lake Havasu City, AZ

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(928) 680-3649
2729 Maricopa Ave Ste 102
Lake Havasu City, AZ
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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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