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    05-17-2010, 08:35 PM
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Cleaning/Oiling a saddle that's older than dirt?

Well, maybe not older than dirt, but older than the ages of Lacey and I put together!
I just bought a really old, I believe the seller said 1952, Big Horn "Cowboy" saddle, and it needs to be cleaned/oiled. I don't have it yet, but with any luck I should have it within the next week or two and I'd like to be prepared. I'm not sure what the seat is made out of but I do know that it seems to be a different material than the saddle, I think...
Also, I know nothing about cleaning/oiling saddles so any tips or tricks anyone knows are completely welcome.

I can't seem to get the pictures I have loaded on to photobucket so further id-ing will have to wait for now, but that''s alright.

Thanks ahead of time!
     
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    05-18-2010, 05:51 PM
  #2
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Friendly bump?! :)
     
    05-18-2010, 08:16 PM
  #3
Weanling
Leather New. Works for me!
     
    05-18-2010, 08:41 PM
  #4
Weanling
I vaccum them first to remove straight up dirt & cobwebs, then Saddle soap - just follow the directions on the labeling, then neatsfoot oil applied with a paintbrush. It will probably be really 'thirsty', so several coats may be needed. It waterproofs it too. Just be sure when you clean it up to keep your eyes open for severely cracked leather in vital places that may need to be replaced.
     
    05-21-2010, 12:08 AM
  #5
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Thank you both for the suggestions! I just bought some Leather New so we'll see how it goes! :)
     
    05-21-2010, 12:59 AM
  #6
Yearling
OOOO! I love old saddles! When do we get to see it? I've got a 1940 J.C. Higgins saddle and an antique pony saddle too. Cleaning old saddle up usually takes one or two sessions, depending on how bad they are. But my J.C. Higgins saddle had to be done three times before the leather was nice again. So you may have to do a couple cleanings over a couple days.
     
    05-21-2010, 01:07 AM
  #7
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I love old things too! I think it's kinda perfect that I have me an old pony and an old saddle. Haha!

Lemme try again with the pictures, maybe Photobucket will like them today... Hey look! It did like them! Happy day. These aren't my pictures, btw, they are the seller's. :)

The seat:



The saddle:



I'll take tons more pictures once it gets here!
     
    05-21-2010, 01:16 AM
  #8
Yearling
I am a big fan of antique stuff. Probably got that from my dad who loves his antique farm equipment collection. LOL I like it! The black with the red/tan is nice! I personally like hard seats, but that one looks really comfy...
Looks heavy. Any idea how much it weighs? Can't wait to see pics of it on the adorable Lacey girl.
     
    05-21-2010, 01:23 AM
  #9
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I've seen Tex-Tans in a similar style. Any brand names on this baby>?
     
    05-21-2010, 01:34 AM
  #10
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Quote:
Originally Posted by grayshell38    
I personally like hard seats, but that one looks really comfy...
Looks heavy. Any idea how much it weighs? Can't wait to see pics of it on the adorable Lacey girl.
I know what you mean! I'm also usually more of a fan of hard seats, but then I saw this and my butt smiled. Rolf
I'm not sure how much it weighs... I guess I'll find out! Haha My arms could use toning...

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Originally Posted by corinowalk    
I've seen Tex-Tans in a similar style. Any brand names on this baby>?
It's a Big Horn "Cowboy" something or other. :) I'm not sure of the exact details of it but once I get it, I'm planning on posting a thread with lots more pictures to hopefully thoroughly id it.
     

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