Care of Equipment and Leather

General Horse Tack Care.  Simple "how to's"  for tack care and maintaining longevity.

  As all equestrians know, horseback riding can be dirty fun. The dust and sweat kicked up by a horse during grooming, tacking, and riding can permeate your clothes and your hair, and can cover your saddle and bridle with a thin film of grime and horsehair. By keeping your leather equipment clean and supple, you can preserve it for years to come and save the expense of replacing dried-out, worn tack. Cleaning Bridles To thoroughly clean your bridle, you will need to take the entire thing apart, piece by piece, and set it out on a clean towel in an approximation of how it needs to be put back...
  Saddle Care and Maintenance   Purchasing a saddle is a major investment. Learning how to take proper care of your new saddle will help you make the most of your new purchase for years to come.   How to Care for a Leather Saddle   In order to care for your leather saddle properly, you will need to purchase cleaning products that are especially designed for use on leather, such as saddle soap and leather conditioner.   Clean your saddle by applying a small amount of saddle soap onto a damp rag or cloth and then rubbing it gently onto the leather to remove any dirt on the saddle. Allow the...

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