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Saddle Soaps Pocatello ID

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Community Animal Hospital PC
(208) 233-6840
833 N 12th Avenuc
Pocatello, ID
 
McKee's Pet Centers
(208) 232-2414
244 Yellowstone Av
Pocatello, ID
 
Alta Animal Hospital
(208) 269-7445
1601 Bannock Hwy
Pocatello, ID
 
Custom Kritters
(208) 233-5698
625 N Main St
Pocatello, ID
 
Pocatello Pet Lodge
(208) 237-7387
4241 B Hawthorne Rd
Pocatello, ID
 
Classy Cuts Paws & Claws
(208) 232-3647
2500 1/2 Pole Line Rd
Pocatello, ID
 
Ma 'n Paws Pet Parlor
(208) 478-1228
420 E Oak St
Pocatello, ID
 
Hair Of The Dog Grooming
(208) 232-4466
362 N Main St
Pocatello, ID
 
Alpine Animal Hospital
(208) 237-1111
293 E Linden Ave
Pocatello, ID
 
Petco
(208) 238-0380
4335 Yellowstone Ave
Pocatello, ID
 

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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