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Pampered Pets Grooming
(270) 684-8324
2779 Veach Rd
Owensboro, KY
 
Karen's Pet Grooming
(270) 926-0199
4906 Old Hartford Rd
Owensboro, KY
 
Tender Touch Grooming Salon
(270) 684-2334
500 Leitchfield Rd
Owensboro, KY
 
PetSmart Pet Grooming
(270) 688-0412
5241 Frederica St
Owensboro, KY
 
Towne Square Pet Resort
(270) 663-7387
1201 Nicholas Rd
Owensboro, KY

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D & L Palace Of Pets
(270) 926-3075
505 E 18th St
Owensboro, KY
 
Kentuckiana Animal Clinic
(270) 215-4879
1500 E 18th St
Owensboro, KY
 
Brackins Pet Grooming
(270) 689-1880
515 Salem Dr
Owensboro, KY
 
Towne Square Pet Resort
(270) 663-7387
1201 Nicholas Rd
Owensboro, KY
 
Udirty Dog @ Last Move Farm, LLC
(859) 707-0922
Carlisle, KY
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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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