How to store "not-in-use" saddle?

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    06-29-2010, 11:09 AM
How to store "not-in-use" saddle?

I practically don't use my western saddle at the moment, but I don't want to sell it (as it took me lots of efforts to find one to fit me and both horses + it's still in like new condition (even after 2+ years of use) + it's not a cheaper one + who knows what I decide to do tomorrow ). So what's the best way to store it? It's leather, so I cleaned/conditioned it and put a cover and it just sits on saddle rack in my garage now. Is that enough or it's better to do something else to keep it in condition it is now?
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    06-29-2010, 11:16 AM
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I would store it inside, so it's less suseptable to mold and mice. Every 6 months take it out and clean/condition it again. If you find any mold, use straight white vinegar to kill the mold before cleaning and conditioning.
    06-29-2010, 01:26 PM
Thanks, luvs!
    06-29-2010, 01:29 PM
That sounds great! Maybe keep it in your basement if you have one so the uncovered parts won't get mildew-y. If not, Put a blanket or an old towel over the uncovered parts.

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