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There is much more to riding horses than the actual leisure. Horseback riding, whether it is done as a hobby or as a profession, is a lot of work. Taking care of the horse and barn is extremely time consuming and expensive. Cleaning horse tack needs to happen on a regular basis as well, and a quality saddle cleaner and leather conditioner will make the process easy and effective. 

Horse tack and leather saddle cleaning and care

Before the cleaning begins, the non-leather parts of the saddle should be removed. The irons can soak in a bucket of soap and warm water. Leather stirrups can be cleaned the same way that the saddle is cleaned, just separately.

Gently dust off any loose dirt from the saddle with a dry rag. Then either spray leather cleaner onto your leather or dip a fresh, clean rag into leather cleaner and gently wipe down the leather. Concentrate on areas that are especially stained or soiled, but don't rub or scrub too hard. It is important not to soak the saddle with suds; instead, gently rub the saddle cleaner in circular motions all over the saddle.

Once the saddle has been scrubbed (gently) with the cleaner, allow it to air dry before applying leather conditioner.


Ongoing saddle care and maintenance

How often a saddle is used will determine how regularly it will need to be cleaned and conditioned. It is also helpful to wipe down the saddle with a dry rag after every use so that dirt and dust do not sit on the leather overnight and penetrate into the pores. Dry leather is dangerous leather. Horseback riders must take every step of precaution to ensure a safe ride. On top of safety reasons, regular cleans and conditions will help keep the saddle looking new even after years of use.  

Leather Honey’s all-natural leather conditioner does not contain drying agents which take away moisture. It is effective on all types of leather plus faux leather, vinyl, and polyurethane – anything except suede.


Complete Leather Care Kits

Convenient kits include everything you need

With our product bundles, you get our Leather Honey premium conditioner, Leather Honey cleaner, and 2 application cloths.

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