I have an old leather treeless Freeform saddle I'm trying to turn over ASAP. The old leather has seen its best days and looks being a major factor in selling a saddle, I'm looking for ways to restore some of its former glory before offering it for sale. Luckily the leather is soft and not too beaten up, it just looks a bit too "used".
What are some of the easy & cheap-ish ways you can improve a leather saddle's condition besides cleaning and oiling? Is dyeing/tinting the leather a good solution?
Any Freeform-specific tips? The beige "furry" underside has a slight tear on the midline (? I guess it's not a feature?) and I'm thinking about correcting it. I don't have the original Freeform stirrup leathers, but I guess it's not worth the hassle to get new ones (planning on replacing the "normal" ones though)? What about cleaning the velcro, any good tricks?
Attached a totally shoddy picture of my saddle, if you'd like to give case-specific advice. :)
(Also, if you happen to be a Freeform expert, please tell me which model this is/how to find out myself!)
Thanks for all the help!