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        08-27-2008, 02:16 PM
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    The "fuzzy" texture to the leather is "Roughout". It is a method of tanning the leather so that it has a nap and it's used to give the rider a little extra grip. Do Not Oil it or you will defeat the purpose. Be careful with the Neatsford. New saddles are made with a nylon thread but the old ones used cotton and Neatsford can rot cotton.
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        08-27-2008, 05:00 PM
    Green Broke
    Shooooo-weeee! You boys sure know your stuff! I'll have this saddle looking pretty spiffy before long. Thanks a lot!
        08-27-2008, 05:11 PM
    Thank you ma'am .... comes with age and experience.
        08-30-2008, 03:51 PM
    Can't help with the ID at all. Look on the back of the cantle, under the jockeys, etc. You might find something.

    Just clean with good plain saddle soap, and a just-damp cloth. When dry, use a good conditioner like Dr Jackson's Creme (from Tandy), Bick 4, Aussie Leather conditioner, or pure neatsfoot oil Don't soak it, just a light coat and let dry. Condition again a day or two later.
    Use the saddle and condition from time to time. It might need a few more applications since it's been not used for so long.

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