The one I tried out from the store was a nice havana brown color and looked like this (sorry hard to see if with ME on it but you can kind of see the color under my leg!):
Now, the one I ordered brand new ended up looking far more reddish brown than the one I tried out:
When I first got it someone suggested I use leather dye, which I tried (can't remember the name right now but it was in a white bottle that kinda looked like a mini laundry detergent bottle).
I've used it several times, but it only seemed to succeed in making the stirrup leather marks look more obvious
I've also conditioned it multiple times with Black Rock leather conditioner but hasn't really done much to the color of it. So anyone have any clue how to get it to the deep Havana brown I like so much?
Oh and someone mentioned using Neets Feet oil once which I tried and it was horrible, won't use it again. It actually just put this waxy residue on the saddle and made my once soft and pliable girth straps stiff and hard!