Saddle Soaps Yorktown VA

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Auntie A's Pet Sitting
(757) 814-1098
Newport News, VA
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Alternating Lights/Curtains, House Sitting, Grooming, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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Judiths Natural Grooming Spa
(757) 229-8905
709 Monumental Ave
Williamsburg, VA
Judith is the owner,groomer and stylist that has an amazing connection with dogs and cats. We offer one on one consultations and a full service salon with no cages and by appointment only.Your pet can have a choice of shampoo, conditioner,aqua message,bath, mud bath and facials. Designer Pawdicures,nail filing and pad conditioning. Every guest has available to them a deck with a view,coffee,tea and choice of music. Come and see us. Judith
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Daycare Services, Retail Pet Products Available, Vet Referred

Bark at the Moon Grooming
(804) 654-9978
Gloucester, VA
Offering free pick-up & delivery in the Gloucester, Virginia area. I do a limited number of dogs per day to provide the least stressful environment for your pet.
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery

Pet World Grooming
(757) 877-7144
14501 Warwick Blvd Ste B
Newport News, VA
Kiln Creek Animal Care
(757) 886-1300
900 Brick Kiln Blvd
Newport News, VA
Diamonds In The Ruff
(757) 817-0655
106 Rich Road
Yorktown, VA
Tracey runs a home based shop specializing in one pet at a time for a quiet, low stress grooming experience. Grooming by appointment only M-F 8am-5:30pm with special appointments after 6pm. Every effort is made to provide a safe quiet environment for your pet with very little crate or cage time. Typical stay at the shop is 1 1/2 to 2 hours.
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Retail Pet Products Available

Dirty Dogz
(757) 838-3299
Doggy Dayz Academy & Inn
Hampton, VA
Full service Groomers for dogs and cats. We welcome all breeds and sizes from Chihuahuas to Mastiffs. Military, Fire and Police discounts. Inside Doggy Dayz Academy and Inn, a cageless doggy daycare and kennel.
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Retail Pet Products Available

Colony Animal Hospital
(757) 877-6464
13187 Warwick Blvd
Newport News, VA
(757) 249-2007

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Denbigh Animal Hospital
(757) 877-8339
475 Denbigh Blvd
Newport News, VA
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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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