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Saddle Soaps Yakima WA

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Pampered Pups Grooming Parlour
(509) 654-2884
212 N 4th St
Selah, WA
Description
Offering exceptional, professional dog grooming services in an inviting Selah home parlour. Limited house call appointments available. Serving Yakima Valley. For more information on getting your pup pampered, please call.
Services
Offers Mobile/House Call Grooming, Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services, Retail Pet Products Available, Vet Referred

All Critters Grooming Inc
(509) 469-9093
811 N 5th Ave
Yakima, WA
 
Paw Spa
(509) 574-4018
722 N 16th Ave Ste 38
Yakima, WA
 
Paws & Claws Dog Grooming
(509) 966-9999
4707 W Nob Hill Blvd
Yakima, WA
 
Grooming By Kristi
(509) 965-4233
421 S 49th Ave
Yakima, WA
 
Yakima Valley Pet Rescue
(509) 248-3113
2109 River Rd
Yakima, WA
 
Mrs Doolittle Pet Grooming
(509) 248-4496
601 N 6th Ave
Yakima, WA
 
Pet Pantry
(509) 966-7300
5808 Summitview Ave Ste C
Yakima, WA
 
Dart Ranch Dog Grooming
(509) 965-2234
1831 Yakima Valley Hwy
Yakima, WA
 
Lindsay Dog Grooming
(509) 457-4242
3508 Terrace Heights Dr
Yakima, WA
 

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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