I have my first real leather saddle and want to make sure it lasts. I emailed the company and this was the suggestion:
"I just recommend oiling once or twice a week for the first month, basic neatsfoot or even olive oil will help to darken and soften the leather. After the initial "breaking in" period, regular cleaning with glycerin soap, and oiling monthly, or whenever the saddle has been out in weather, is more than sufficient."
This seems like a lot to me and after reading some of the other threads it may be over oiling it. Also, it has a nice chestnut color that I would hate to lose and that much oil seems like it would darken it way down. I do want to take care of it though, so if this is what is needed I will do it.
I went out and got a container of Freibergs Saddle Soap in a yellow tin (they also had a bar, but I wasn't sure if there was much of a difference between the two) and a brown jug of Neatsfoot oil. Will this be too much or should it work out?
Thanks for any input!