Saddle Soaps Prescott Valley AZ

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Hassayampa Canine Resort & Spa
(928) 776-0932
2893 Venture Dr.
Prescott, AZ

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C Bar C Doggie Dude Ranch
(928) 445-2259
3900 Willow Creek Rd
Prescott, AZ
Prescott Animal Hospital
(928) 445-2190
1318 W Iron Springs Rd
Prescott, AZ
Donna's All Breed Dog Grooming
(928) 776-1720
926 Black Dr
Prescott, AZ
At Matts Pet Grooming
(928) 778-5820
1044 Whipple St
Prescott, AZ
T N T Mobile Pet Grooming
(928) 636-4132
805 W Eleanor Rd
Prescott, AZ
(928) 708-0245
1931 E Highway 69 Prescott
Prescott, AZ
(928) 776-9636
277 Walker Rd

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VCA Thumb Butte Animal Hospital
(928) 445-2331
1441 W Gurley St
Prescott, AZ
Yvonne's Pet Grooming
(928) 445-7244
718 W Gurley St
Prescott, AZ
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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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