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PetSmart
(318) 798-6623
7061 YOUREE DRIVE
SHREVEPORT, LA

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Paradise Pet Grooming
(318) 861-6236
5813 E Kings Hwy
Shreveport, LA

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Barb's House of Grooming
(318) 797-2963
2401 E 70th St
Shreveport, LA
 
Towne South Animal Hospital
(318) 797-8489
2403 E 70th St
Shreveport, LA
 
Boyces Petland Pierremont
(318) 868-7070
1003 Pierremont Rd
Shreveport, LA

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Paradise Pet Grooming
(318) 861-6236
5813 E Kings Hwy
Shreveport, LA
 
South Shreveport Animal Hospital
(318) 798-2400
1122 E Bert Kouns Industrial Loop
Shreveport, LA
 
Barb's House Of Grooming
(318) 797-2963
2401 E 70th St
Shreveport, LA

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Ellerbe Road Animal Hospital
(318) 865-5001
9115 Ellerbe Rd
Shreveport, LA
 
Goode Grooming
(318) 742-1652
3811 E Texas St
Bossier City, LA
 
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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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