I use baby body wash to cleanse my leather because it is gentle. After wards, I condition it with olive oil. It was my first saddle ever, my mother picked it out, not being too horse savvy she picked out a Royal King (not the best brand) 'pretty' saddle. I decided just because it was cheap didn't mean I wasn't going to take care of it, so I wipe the dust off and clean it after every ride, which is everyday. It's been holding up for almost a year now, I hope to have many more years in this saddle with the proper care as it fits my mare perfectly! I'm not looking forward to saddle shopping, lol!