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Saddle Soaps Muncie IN

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Happy, Clean, and Smart
(765) 288-8186
5700 W. Kilgore Ave.
Muncie, IN
Description
We are a full service grooming, daycare, boarding, training, and retail facility. We have 3 groomers to fulfill all of your grooming needs. We groom all breeds and sizes of dogs. We are open 7 days a week, with convienent hours for drop off and pick up.

Doug'S Grooming
(765) 286-0542
3707 E Wilson Rd
Muncie, IN
 
Riverview Animal Hospital
(765) 289-9118
109 S Country Club Rd
Muncie, IN
 
PetSmart
(765) 286-0878
3450 NORTH MORRISON ROAD
MUNCIE, IN

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Pretty Paws Pet Spa
(765) 643-3588
1486 E 400 N
Anderson, IN
 
Boyce Animal Hospital
(765) 288-1877
1505 W Riggin Rd
Muncie, IN
 
Angel'S Pet Heaven
(765) 282-5406
3003 E Jackson St
Muncie, IN
 
Pam'S Pet Grooming
(765) 288-9288
1805 E County Road 700 N
Muncie, IN
 
Care Animal Hospital
(765) 284-3000
3601 N Nebo Rd
Muncie, IN
 
Dogs In Style
(765) 378-5001
1101 North St
Anderson, 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."

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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