I have a western bridle I use for trail riding sometimes. I got it as a goodbye present from my old trainer before I left for the barn I'm at presently. She's had it forever and it's obvious its older than dirt. It was probably hanging in the tack room uncleaned for quite some time and it is really brittle and all the silver is rusted. I oiled and cleaned the leather up and it looks all but new! It's pretty conditioned now and looks a few years newer. Although, all the silver on it is gross. I don't know what to do about the rust. The curb chain is completely brown! What can I do to shine up the silver and take away the rust? And is there no hope for the curb chain? Should I just invest in a new one?