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    01-04-2013, 07:56 PM
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, 08:59 PM
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, 10:58 PM
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, 07:42 AM
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, 11:09 AM
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, 12:24 PM
Most hunt saddles have foam panels, not flocked.

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