Saddle Soaps Missoula MT

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Showcase Pet Grooming and Supplies
(406) 543-1211
2118 S Higgins Ave
Missoula, MT
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Poochie Boutique
(406) 728-0037
710 S Orange St
Missoula, MT

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(406) 327-7911
715 Kensington Ave Ste 2a
Missoula, MT
Southgate Animal Hospital
(406) 543-3785
2500 S Garfield St
Missoula, MT
All Breed Pet Grooming
(406) 549-8710
1290 S 3rd St W
Missoula, MT
Dog Spaw
(406) 541-2765
510 East Spruce Street
Missoula, MT
Maryan Lane and staff offer full service all breed dog grooming with over 20 years of professional experience. Your dog will receive gentle handling in a calm, stress free enviorment. We are open by appointment seven days a week with flexible hours.

Peggy'S Grooming Depot
(406) 549-0926
1919 S 3rd St W
Missoula, MT
Pruyn Animal Hospital
(406) 829-8150
2501 S. Russell
Missoula, MT
Showcase Dog Grooming & Bath House
(406) 543-1211
2118 S Higgins Ave
Missoula, MT
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(406) 239-5394
910 Kensington Ave
Missoula, MT
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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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