Saddle Soaps Tyler TX

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Treasured Pets
(903) 839-7051
Whitehouse, TX
Specialty Pet Products, Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Doggie Day Care, Alternating Lights/Curtains, House Sitting, Grooming, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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The Schnauzer Shop
(903) 597-4459
11898 Hwy 64 W
Tyler, TX
We love to groom schnauzers but we do groom ALL breeds. The owner is a competition groomer and has competed with poodles, schnauzers, a yorkie and also in the creative classes. We use state of the art equipment and the dogs seem to love the calm, quiet nature of our shop. Please visit the website to see photos of our work.

Lake Palestine Animal Hospital
(903) 876-4848
Hwy 155 2 Miles N Of Frankston
Tyler, TX
TLC Pet Grooming
(903) 258-6107
10128 CR 1125
Tyler, TX
Weegi's Poodle Salon
(903) 595-1898
11898 State Highway 64 W
Tyler, TX
Bark Avenue Pet Lodge & Grooming Salon
(903) 597-4459
3523 W Erwin
Tyler, TX
We are a full service grooming salon and boarding facility. We are now located in our new state of the art facility as of July 2006. Give us a call, we would love to talk with you. Check us out online also.

Schnauzer Snips Grooming Salon
(903) 245-1771
18950 CR 481
Lindale, TX
I love grooming all breeds but was inspired by a beloved pet to name my business after her. New home location is a quite,calm place that pets can relax and enjoy their groom. 22 yrs exp. On premises at all times. I use only all natural cleaning products, shampoos, and sprays. No chemicals. Please call for appt. Offering express grooms or early drop offs and late pick ups.

Barkus Grooming
(903) 526-3436
419 Troup Hwy
Tyler, TX
(903) 534-5261

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Personable Pet Care
(469) 252-4780
Frisco, TX
Specialty Pet Products, Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, House Sitting, Grooming, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Overnight Pet Boarding, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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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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