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Jane'S Pampered Pet Grooming & Pet Boutique
(217) 224-5263
4830 Broadway St
Quincy, IL
 
Pierceall Grooming
(573) 406-0808
2800 St Marys Hannibal
Quincy, IL
 
A Mclow Cost Spay & Neuter Clinic
(217) 222-8398
2803 Wisman Ln
Quincy, IL
 
Katherine Road Animal Hospital
(217) 228-1982
2522 Locust St
Quincy, IL
 
Animal Medical Clinics Of Quincy
(217) 222-8383
2803 Wisman Ln
Quincy, IL
 
Grooming Lodge
(217) 224-5200
2522 Locust St
Quincy, IL
 
End Of The Leash
(217) 224-1997
1808 State St
Quincy, IL
 
Buttons & Bows Doggie Salon
(217) 224-9122
420 N 24th St
Quincy, IL
 
End Of The Leash
(217) 224-1997
838 Maine St
Quincy, IL

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Connie'S Gentle Hand Dog Grooming
(217) 641-1022
804 State St
Quincy, IL
 
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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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