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Central Bark
(505) 523-1075
1315 S. Solano
Las Cruces, NM
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Petsmart
(575) 523-1154
2200 E Lohman Ave
Las Cruces, NM
 
PetSmart
(575) 523-1154
2200 E Lohman Ave
LAS CRUCES, NM

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Wet Dog Mobile Pet Grooming Llc
(575) 993-0379
PO Box 16468
Las Cruces, NM
 
20 X Pet Grooming
(575) 524-5868
3359 Blueridge Ln
Las Cruces, NM
 
Country Dog
(575) 526-1904
951 N Solano Dr
Las Cruces, NM
 
Precision Groom Academy
(575) 523-6500
151 S Walnut St Ste C12
Las Cruces, NM
 
Grooming Wagon
(575) 382-5781
6795 Fox Rd Unit 5
Las Cruces, NM
 
Skandy'S Pet Grooming
(575) 524-0125
4550 Porter Dr
Las Cruces, NM
 
Calista Animal Hospital
(575) 525-1000
1889 Calle De Ninos
Las Cruces, NM
 
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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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