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Bloomingtails Pet Salon
(850) 656-0088
2710 Apalachee Pkwy
Tallahassee, FL

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PetSmart
(850) 297-1500
3220 CAPITAL CIRCLE NORTHEAST
TALLAHASSEE, FL

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Pampered Poodles & Terriers
(850) 562-0184
3506 N Monroe St
Tallahassee, FL

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Los Robles Animal Hospital
(850) 895-4252
1314 Thomasville Rd
Tallahassee, FL
 
Northeast Animal Hospital
(850) 893-5636
1407 Timberlane Rd
Tallahassee, FL
 
South Monroe Animal Hospital
(850) 877-7154
2255 S Monroe St
Tallahassee, FL
 
All Creatures Great & Small
(850) 562-7297
4304 Mossy Top Ct
Tallahassee, FL
 
For Pets Sake
(850) 224-5646
1514 Kuhlacre Dr
Tallahassee, FL

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North Florida Animal Hospital
(850) 895-4484
2701 N Monroe St
Tallahassee, FL
 
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(850) 254-1063
2528 SE Capital Circle
Tallahassee, FL
 
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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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