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Sheepboy    Posted 11-01-2004 at 11:15:20       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Hi folks, thought I'd post here to try to find an answer to my question. Seems to be a lot of knowledge floating around here :) Anyway, I have a western saddle that belonged to my great-grandfather and I want to restore it. Since we raise sheep and not horses I don't have much experiance with saddles. It needs a thorough cleaning and conditioning and frankly, I don't know where to begin. I'm hoping someone here might know the steps that need to be done and with what products or perhaps a few websites I may be directed to. Thanks guys and gals!


Linda/Utah    Posted 11-03-2004 at 07:07:47       [Reply]  [No Email]
Bentley's Original Liquid Glycerine Saddle & Leather Conditioner is what our saddlemaker uses. It's good stuff. We use it on our saddles and other tack. The address on the bottle is Box 462, Danville, CA 94526


Rickstir    Posted 11-01-2004 at 13:32:11       [Reply]  [No Email]
I use an old fashioned shoe repair shop in a town near our farm. He resoles my shoes and makes my gun belts. He offers a saddle restoration service. I am thinking almost any leather worker can be of help.


Sheepboy    Posted 11-01-2004 at 11:57:43       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Thanks, I'll ask around and find out where the nearest tack shop is. Boy do I have a project ahead of me!


sdg    Posted 11-01-2004 at 11:26:29       [Reply]  [No Email]
LIke bulldinkie said go to a tack store and get some good leather soap. I'm not sure if you can use that on suade leather, so if there is any on the saddle(like the seat) i'd make sure beforehand. Then use a conditioner like 4care. I use that on my leather bridles and saddles and it does a great job. I don't have the bottle right in front of me but I think it cleans also.


bulldinkie    Posted 11-01-2004 at 11:21:22       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Go to a horse tack shop they have a soap to clean saddles and oil.


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