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Tender Touch Pet Grooming
(740) 344-0474
155 Decrow Ave
Newark, OH
 
America'S Animal Society
(740) 345-4662
755 Cedar Run Rd
Newark, OH
 
Cherry Valley Animal Clinic
(740) 522-6056
100 Westgate Dr
Newark, OH
 
Cold Spring Animal Clinic Inc
(740) 366-5449
2014 Mount Vernon Rd
Newark, OH
 
Animal Kingdom Friends Pet Sitting
(513) 571-2722
Middletown, OH
Services
Pet Massage, Specialty Pet Products, Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, House Sitting, Doggie Day Care, Grooming, Errand Service, Overnight Pet Boarding, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Daily Dog Walks
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4 Paws Grooming
(740) 345-7297
1016 E Main St
Newark, OH
 
Mcnally'S Dog Center
(740) 522-1424
147 Westgate Dr
Newark, OH
 
Northtowne Animal Clinic
(740) 366-1319
195 Northtowne Ct
Newark, OH
 
Rebecca Fry Hopkins
(440) 829-3808
Berea, OH
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Pet Massage, Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, House Sitting, Pooper Scooper Service, Behavior Modification, Errand Service, Dog Training, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Grooming, Daily Dog Walks
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Brenda's Pet Sitting Service
(614) 832-3891
Columbus, OH
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Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Errand Service, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Grooming, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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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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