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(775) 741-2137
Sparks, NV
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Fairgrounds Animal Hospital
(775) 329-4106
2435 Sutro St
Reno, NV
Dorrie's Poodle Grooming
(775) 323-9043
1898 Mill St
Reno, NV
Just 4 Pets
(775) 358-4443
1193 Rock Blvd
Sparks, NV
Abc Clinic
(775) 358-6211
121 18th St
Sparks, NV
(775) 359-3121
690 Greenbrae Drive
Sparks, NV
A full service grooming shop offering grooming for dogs and cats. we also provide selfwash for the do it yourselfers. All you need to bring is a dirty dog we'll do the rest.

Kristi's Pet Grooming
(775) 825-4254
3689 Kings Row
Reno, NV
A Plus Animal Hospital
(775) 393-9948
2001 Prater Way
Sparks, NV
K-9 Klips Grooming
(775) 827-3200
314 Broadway Blvd
Reno, NV
Furz-A-Fly'N Mobile Dog Grooming
(775) 359-8443
8 Arndell Way
Sparks, NV
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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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