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    01-04-2013, 08:56 PM
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Getting sweat out of saddle?

When I first got my hunt seat saddle a couple years ago I rode with just a square pad underneath. If my horse got sweaty it soaked through the pad and now the underside of my sadde is stained with sweat. I've since started using a half pad with it, and it doesn't get wet anymore. But is there anything I can do about the stains? The panels are all dark underneath and it extends to the sides to where you can see it a little bit when the saddle's on the horse.
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    01-04-2013, 09:59 PM
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Weanling
If sweat is not removed after riding with a good clean. Its super hard to get out after its been on for a long time. The leather is like a deep pore and sucks in all the sweat. You try some deep cleaning leather cleaner. You should be able to pick it up at a tack shop.
     
    01-04-2013, 11:58 PM
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Yearling
Just like with fabrics - a stain is a stain. All you can really do is make sure it's really clean, then condition it to bring it back to life.
1 Clean thoroughly with Murphy's Oil Soap. It will remove every trace of residue without damage. Rinse and dry.
2 Clean with a good glycerin saddle soap. Rinse and dry
3 Condition with a good balm: Effax, Passier Lederbalsam, Black Rock etc. Let sit on for 24 hours before buffing.

That's about all you can do, as far as I know.
     
    01-05-2013, 08:42 AM
  #4
Yearling
Sweat underneath the saddle - who's going to see it, or care, apart from you?

Assuming the leather's brown it'll mellow over time as the oil absorbs dirt and eventually you'll probably not notice there was a stain at all. Bear in mind leather panel linings were introduced to save labour once keeping grooms/servants began to die out. Before that serge & linen linings (better for horses' backs) were designed to absorb sweat but then took a lot of effort to clean and dry out. And serge rotted over time (it's wool) so needed to be replaced every now and then.

Don't worry about it :)
     
    01-05-2013, 12:09 PM
  #5
Showing
If the saddle is of fairly high quality it will be flocked with wool. When the horse sweats the flocking will begin to form to the horse's back. Riding without a cloth a dozen times is often recommended with new saddles, depending on the quality.
     
    01-07-2013, 01:24 PM
  #6
Weanling
Most hunt saddles have foam panels, not flocked.
     

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