A few months ago I bought a used schooling bridle to use on two horses I ride that aren't my own, since both my horses go in kind of odd bits (one goes in a happy mouth mullen, and one goes in 6" bits) so I thought I'd pick up one so I don't have to switch bits out every day. No brand name on it, but it didn't matter, leather seemed "okay", not cardboard, but not a Vespucci either (obviously!)
Well, a few weeks ago I cleaned it along with all my other tack and it was a little dry so I put some conditioner on it (Effol), but a few days after that it had not seemed to absorb the conditioner. I wiped it off but it remains sticky and gross. Not only will it not absorb anything, anything I use to clean it seems to cling to it. It's so icky I don't want to touch it and I definitely don't want to put it on a horse (especially since one of the horses I use it on is gray, and the other has a large white blaze, bleh).
What to do? No matter how much I wipe and wipe, I cannot get it be dry. I even hung it in my basement that had a de-humidifier running and I can't really lay it out in the sun because it's 9 degrees outside.
Thanks so much!