Saddle Soaps Merced CA

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Ruff House Grooming
(209) 358-0268
1410 Drakeley Ave
Atwater, CA
Owner and groomer Denise Calavan, provides a friendly and enjoyable environment catering to all your dog and cat grooming needs. 7:00 to 5:00 Tuesday-Saturday.

Paw Spa
(209) 383-4222
3765 E Yosemite Ave
Merced, CA

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Head To Tail Dog Grooming
(209) 726-3647
2521 E Santa Fe Dr
Merced, CA
Town & Country Dog Grooming
(209) 723-5221
1910 D St
Merced, CA
Animal Medical Center
(209) 233-0909
3765 E Yosemite Ave
Merced, CA
(209) 722-0844
1196 W. OLIVE AVE.

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Valley Animal Hospital
(209) 384-7387
58 W 16th St
Merced, CA
Tangles Pet Salon
(209) 384-3101
333 W 18th St
Merced, CA
Atwater Animal Clinic
(209) 358-4469
Ashby Rd & Buhach Rd
Merced, CA
Designer Dogs
(209) 722-3574
58 W 16th St
Merced, CA
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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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