Originally Posted by free_sprtd
cool that's what I did, but wasn't sure if it would dry them out.
Luv2Ride has the right idea. What I will normally do is use leather conditioner in the summer, I whip them down like you do and will condition them twice a month (if the weather needs it, it gets around 106 here in the summer). In the winter I will apply mink Oil before the rain starts to come down and that also helps protect them. I have a seperate pair of boots that I show in so they don't get too much attenchion until the day before and after a show. I LOVE Ariat though, I've had my paddock boots for over 8 years and they don't look it yet.