1) do I believe them and just start using it?
2) How do I do the first oil anyways? It has a light oil on the bottom and that's what scares me. Doesn't the oil just darken that beautiful color and therefore decrease the contrast between the light on the bottom and the oakbark on the top?
I'm so nervous to put oil on this light leather for fear of ruining it! Thoughts?
I really haven't ever owned a brand new saddle before.