Just bought a pair of Ariat Heritage II boots and as much as they are comfy, they are pricey. I intend to keep them 10-15 years at least, maybe in the end of those 10-15 years they will be a little too... icky for showing but for sure they will be used as an exercise boot.
SO Question 1: How often should I condition them? I bought mink oil (the company is Tana) it helps to keep it water resistant (I know to only a certain extent, I won't go showering a horse in them lol), conditioning and softening leather.
2. I know that after each ride I have to wipe them clean from dirt and dust with a damp towel, but do I need to use saddle soap or some kind of cleaning thing too?
3. I know that because I intend to keep them for like... forever, I should change the insoles every so years. Well what insoles should I get and where? And how often? I know it depends but are there signs I can look for that will indicate me that it's time?