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    09-17-2011, 01:46 PM
Bridle oiling.

I'm going to sound stupid, but, is there a household thing I can use to oil my bridle?

I currently use Fiebings leather cleaner/conditioner, but it doesn't seem to be helping with suppling the leather on my bridle.

It is a cheapy bridle and not the best quality so I'm not expecting butter-soft leather, but it's just so stiff.

My mom knows nothing of tack but said 'why not canola oil?' Is this a bad idea?

Don't flame me for being a dummy, I'm a curious kid haha.
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    09-17-2011, 03:15 PM
You can use neatsfoot oil. It does help somewhat, but unfortunately won't make the leather as nice as the good quality leather is (and it darkens the leather too). Also be careful not to over-oil it. I did once, and the smelt and that sticky feeling on hands stayed for very long time.

BTW I use Fiebings soap, and I think it's a nice product.
    09-17-2011, 03:22 PM
I've heard the fiebings bar is better, I have the spray and it just doesn't seem to be doing the job.
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    09-17-2011, 04:09 PM
Neatsfoot is what I use and prefer, but canola won't hurt your leather. Oil is oil. Make sure it's as pure as you can get it, and oil in small increments at a time. Take it into the sun to help the oil really soak in, and work your leather well with your hands.

I've heard about edible oils attracting rodents and can go rancid, but if your tack is up high, and in a dry, clean place it shouldn't be a problem.

Edit- I have started using the Fiebings bar, and it does pretty well. I just always lightly condition afterwards, as it hasn't been the most hydrating for me either.
    09-17-2011, 04:41 PM
I just did my tack last week.

I washed my bridle with Fiebing's saddle soap, wiped off and let it dry a bit, then used Neatsfoot oil on it. It's so lovely now. I sat on my couch just playing with it after it dried because it was so soft.
    09-17-2011, 04:47 PM
I guess I'll be making a run to greenhawk today.
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    09-17-2011, 05:33 PM
Don't expect much softening of the leather of a cheap bridle. It is urine tanned, not veg.tanned. Brains are good for tanning leather but in India they don't kill the animals, expecially cattle so kids collect the urine for tanning leather.
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