Originally Posted by Phantomcolt18
wow your headstall is beautiful Tinyliny.....my new saddle is light like a honey colored so I had to go for light stuff and I dug through a bunch of boring stuff before I found the one that I liked(and now have haha)
Fifty- the leather is very supple I love it haha. I'm definitely going to keep it nice and I kinda have too cause my boy tends to sweat right behind the ears lol. I am so new to all this leather but I find myself liking(ok loving!) leather more than nylon now because all my nylon stuff used to stretch or dry rot after phantom would sweat and soon I was using stuff to hold it together :o
Any tips on oiling? I have to oil my saddle very soon because we just cracked the fenders and now I have to oil it. Also should I oil my saddle, bridle, and breastcollar after every show? I have also heard of just oiling when winter starts and when spring starts what are some opinions on this?
Honestly, I don't have any tips on oiling or what stuff to use to oil. I use mink oil which is made for leather shoes. I don't oil my stuff that much. I knid of just do it whenever I think it needs it. I would say like every 3 months because that's how long ago I did it and it's starting to look rough. It's good to use like saddle soap to clean it before you oil it though. And if you never oiled anything before, you just put a little of whatever supplement you are using on a washcloth, and then in circles, work it into the leather adding a little more to the rag in between parts of the saddles.