Hi guys.. I am puzzled by how this should be done - I bough (well did not pay for it yet
A new Billy Royal Classic Work saddle - it's an all rough-out leather training saddle. I took it for a ride, my butt seemed to like it and it also seems to fit my mare. I have an older all roughout barrel saddle that I did not mind just dunking in Neat's Foot oil.. but this new saddle is so new and light colored (light natural color) - I am scared to saturate it in oil.. but I would really like to condition it before it gets all dirty.. Any ideas on what is the proper procedure in conditioning these new training saddles? I know some people say: "Don't oil the roughout" but then how do you oil it..The nice thing is that the stirrups are turned already (the entire fender is), but the leather is really stiff.. I know the leather will eventually give, but I want to prevent the saddle from drying out and cracking..
PS: I have attached a picture - please note that the saddle color is a lot lighter - the picture is taken with my phone - the colors are distorted