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Pampered Paws Mobile Grooming LLC
(815) 871-4180
14185 Krotz Dr
South Beloit, IL

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Mulford Animal Hospital
(815) 398-4160
1902 S Mulford Rd
Rockford, IL
 
Fur Flies
(815) 395-0572
1902 S Mulford Rd
Rockford, IL

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Animal Grooming
(815) 397-5220
105 N Chicago Ave
Rockford, IL
 
Hillcrest Animal Hospital
(815) 398-9313
227 N Alpine Rd
Rockford, IL
 
Ruff Cuts pet grooming
(815) 547-7556
225 N. State St.
Belvidere, IL
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PetSmart
(815) 397-7880
6320 EAST STATE STREET
ROCKFORD, IL

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Rock'S Dog Grooming
(815) 227-9797
1626 Fairview Ct
Rockford, IL
 
Bellair Inn Grooming
(815) 398-0372
1869 N Bell School Rd
Rockford, IL
 
Country Charm Dog Grooming
(815) 633-8910
5733 N Rockton Ave
Rockford, 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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