WesternHorseman

Saddle Soaps Visalia CA

This page provides relevant content and local businesses that can help with your search for information on Saddle Soaps. You will find informative articles about Saddle Soaps, including "Saddle Cleaning Tips". Below you will also find local businesses that may provide the products or services you are looking for. Please scroll down to find the local resources in Visalia, CA that can help answer your questions about Saddle Soaps.

Crystal's grooming Salon
(559) 687-0187
W. Tlare Ave.
Tulare, CA
Description
Full service grooming for dogs and cats. 10 years experience. Large and small, good and difficult. Gentle experienced groomer.

Cc'S Pet Salon
(559) 635-7297
1316 W Walnut Ave
Visalia, CA
 
Racheal'S Rascals Pet Grooming
(559) 300-7224
438 S Goddard St
Visalia, CA
 
Christy's Grooming
(559) 686-8089
1624 E Tulare Ave
Tulare, CA
 
Tulare Pet Center
(559) 686-6675
236 E King Ave
Tulare, CA
 
Groomingdales 2
(559) 738-9131
3633 W Walnut Ave
Visalia, CA

Data Provided By:
PetSmart
(559) 625-0299
4240 SOUTH MOONEY BLVD
VISALIA, CA

Data Provided By:
Dilly Dally Grooming
(559) 734-8105
1935 E. Main St.
Visalia, CA
 
Sandyland Kennels
(559) 686-5109
684 Elster Ave
Tulare, CA
 
Pats Grooming Service
(559) 686-5409
23480 Road 140
Tulare, CA
 
Data Provided By:

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...

Click here to read the rest of this article from WesternHorseman.com