WesternHorseman

Saddle Soaps Rapid City SD

This page provides relevant content and local businesses that can help with your search for information on Saddle Soaps. You will find informative articles about Saddle Soaps, including "Saddle Cleaning Tips". Below you will also find local businesses that may provide the products or services you are looking for. Please scroll down to find the local resources in Rapid City, SD that can help answer your questions about Saddle Soaps.

Animal Clinic Of Rapid City Pc
(605) 342-1368
1655 Valley Drive
Rapid City, SD
 
Animaland Pet Services
(605) 393-1331
3765 Twilight Dr
Rapid City, SD
 
Brass Hydrant Pet Grooming Salon
(605) 342-2084
3939 Canyon Lake Dr
Rapid City, SD
 
Animal Psychology Center
(605) 390-7295
1514 1/2 9th St Apt 4
Rapid City, SD
 
Wags To Whiskers Pet Grooming
(605) 343-7112
1101 West Omaha St Ste #2
Rapid City, SD
 
T & Bonnie'S Grooming
(605) 348-2065
3104 W Saint Louis St
Rapid City, SD
 
Meiners Animal Clinic
(605) 343-5089
220 Krebs Dr
Rapid City, SD
 
Pet Giant
(605) 348-1487
325 N Cambell St
Rapid City, SD
 
Coats & Tails Grooming
(605) 343-6067
2909 Cambell Street
Rapid City, SD
 
Black Hills Animal Hospital Pa
(605) 343-6066
2909 Cambell Street
Rapid City, SD
 

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...

Click here to read the rest of this article from WesternHorseman.com