Help with oiling a new saddle
 
 

       The Horse Forum > Horse Tack > Horse Tack and Equipment

Help with oiling a new saddle

This is a discussion on Help with oiling a new saddle within the Horse Tack and Equipment forums, part of the Horse Tack category
  • How to clean my stubben saddles
  • Should i clean my new saddle before oiling

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
    07-20-2011, 12:51 AM
  #1
Weanling
Help with oiling a new saddle

I just received my brand new pessoa saddle and I'm so excited, but I'm also confused. Their website says that they use a pre-oiled leather for this line that doesn't require oiling before using. So my questions are:

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.
     
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
    07-20-2011, 09:26 AM
  #2
Showing
What I do with new saddle usually is clean it with the soap and then condition it to make leather nice and supple. Actually the leather somewhat changes the color (darken), and looks nicer too.
     
    07-20-2011, 09:52 AM
  #3
Showing
1) do I believe them and just start using it?

You trusted them enough to buy the saddle, but you don't trust them enough to tell you the truth?

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?

There are oils/conditioners that don't darken leather. If you don't want to change the color, use one of those types.
     
    07-20-2011, 02:07 PM
  #4
Showing
Quote:
Originally Posted by Speed Racer    
There are oils/conditioners that don't darken leather. If you don't want to change the color, use one of those types.
I wasn't lucky to come across one that doesn't. They surely exist out there, but the couple I used said it doesn't, still color changed (although not that much). So OP, I'd suggest to try it first on something else.
     
    07-20-2011, 02:08 PM
  #5
Showing
I like the darkening qualities, so I've never bought an oil/conditioner that claimed to not darken.

I had to oil my Stubben when I got it, and the leather did darken. Not something I minded in the least.
     
    07-20-2011, 02:17 PM
  #6
Showing
Quote:
Originally Posted by Speed Racer    
I like the darkening qualities, so I've never bought an oil/conditioner that claimed to not darken.

I had to oil my Stubben when I got it, and the leather did darken. Not something I minded in the least.
I remember someone here claimed neatsfoot (spell?) oil doesn't darken (when it's pure, no additives). But I'm having hard time believing in it. I do like when it darken too - get that nice deeper color in it. I conditioned MT as long as I got it, and it definitely looked more attractive after that.
     
    07-20-2011, 02:21 PM
  #7
Showing
Nope, I only buy 100% pure neatsfoot and it's the champion of darkening leather!

Mah Stubben be even more smexy than before!
     
    07-20-2011, 04:01 PM
  #8
Weanling
The people at Dover told me that Lederbalsam doesn't darken the leather very much so I'll probably try that. I also love Neatsfoot oil. I'm oiling my new bridle with it right now! It's not that I don't like the leather darkening in general but this saddle has a lighter leather over the panels and I really love the contrast.
     
    07-20-2011, 04:04 PM
  #9
Showing
Pictures? I'd love to see it. New saddle pictures give me the happys!

I remember going to the Stubben NA website and looking at all the new saddles there. I felt like I needed a cold shower and a cigarette afterward!
     
    07-20-2011, 04:30 PM
  #10
Yearling
Quote:
Originally Posted by Speed Racer    
Pictures? I'd love to see it. New saddle pictures give me the happys!

I remember going to the Stubben NA website and looking at all the new saddles there. I felt like I needed a cold shower and a cigarette afterward!
hahahahah! This!
     

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Cleaning/Oiling a saddle that's older than dirt? Wallaby Horse Tack and Equipment 13 05-23-2010 10:58 PM
Oiling the bridle - what is that? kitten_Val Horse Tack and Equipment 25 08-10-2009 10:39 AM
Oiling saddle JumpingJellyBean Horse Tack and Equipment 16 06-23-2009 02:33 PM
I have saddle oiling OCD moomoo Horse Tack and Equipment 5 12-01-2008 01:30 AM
Saddle Oiling Technique...help! moomoo Horse Tack and Equipment 5 08-02-2008 06:55 PM



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:24 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0