Saddle Soaps West Lafayette IN
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Grooming, Daily Dog Walks
Pet Sitters International
Full service upscale pet grooming day spa and botique. Come by just to check out the place.
Owned and operated by state certified grooming school graduate Andrea Mullen. Located in downtown Lafayette at 126 S. 3rd St. Open Mon-Fri 7am to 6pm for convenient drop-off before work and pick-up after or for a few hours. Eco-friendly products sold and used. Dog hair is recycled into oil mats for matteroftrust.org. Also sell dog treats from Percy's Pantry.
West Lafayette, IN
Saddle Cleaning Tips
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...