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    10-06-2008, 07:05 PM
Leather Conditioner


I need to get a good leather conditioner for my saddle. I was wondering what brands you all recommend. I have heard black rock before, and Stubben. I just wanted to know what everyone here uses.

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    10-06-2008, 08:51 PM
I use Leather CPR and love it. It cleans and conditions the leather which is really nice especially on a time scrunch.
    10-06-2008, 09:46 PM
Black Rock is great but a little expensive to do a saddle regularly. I like Hydrophane. It penetrates so well that you don't have to dismantle your bridle to get the leather coated. They make a regular and a darkening formula but even the regular will affect the color over time. One nice feature is that it won't rot your saddle's thread.

I use Black Rock as a topping to give my tack a nice patina.
    10-07-2008, 12:07 AM
Green Broke
I like to use just a regular glycerine bar to clean. I LOVE Hydrophane Leather Dressing for regular conditionings. For really parched leather I like Passier Lederbalsm. You can find both on Dover's web site.
    10-07-2008, 12:58 AM
Green Broke
Originally Posted by luvs2ride1979    
I like to use just a regular glycerine bar to clean. I LOVE Hydrophane Leather Dressing for regular conditionings. For really parched leather I like Passier Lederbalsm. You can find both on Dover's web site.
ooh, Passier's Lederbalsm is my favorite!
    10-07-2008, 04:14 AM
I use leather balsam because it smells sooooo good! Here's a link if you don't know what it is: Effax Leather Balsam, effax leather feed, saddle conditioner,
    10-07-2008, 11:00 AM
Green Broke
Originally Posted by upnover    
ooh, Passier's Lederbalsm is my favorite!
I like it too, but if you use it too much, it can make your leather really SLICK! I found that out the hard way with my husband's older Stubben, lol. It was like riding on glass! Oops! I only use it now when the leather really needs it. Hydrophane conditions well and even waterproofs, and doesn't make the leather so slick ;). Nothing works better for really parched leather than passier lederbalsm though. It really restores the flexibility and luster to the leather, without over conditioning it.
    10-07-2008, 11:44 AM
Green Broke
Passier's Lederbalsam - - awesome, awesome stuff!
    10-07-2008, 06:38 PM
Thanks guys. I'll have to look into some of these products. I want to keep my tack as nice as I can.

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