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post #1 of 8 Old 04-06-2011, 11:24 AM Thread Starter
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Leather Tack + Rain

Do any of you ride in your leather tack while it's raining? I don't have access to an indoor, and I don't want to stop training because of the weather. However, I don't want to ruin my tack either.

I clean and condition my tack regularly, so it's in good shape right now...
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post #2 of 8 Old 04-06-2011, 11:26 AM
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Here in Florida... Rain can be an every day... one minute sunny... one minute rain kinda place. That being said... There has been many time I have ridden in the rain. I just always make sure to hang it so that it can dry and then oil it afterwards. And I have had some of my tack for over 10 yrs.... still in exellent shape.

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post #3 of 8 Old 04-06-2011, 12:02 PM
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If you oil your tack after it gets wet it will help get the rain drops out. There is also tack cleaner that makes your tack water resistant.
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There is also tack cleaner that makes your tack water resistant.
Have you used the stuff? I'm afraid it would be too unnatural for the leather, but what do I know?

Thank you both for your responses, I'm feeling better about my options :)
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I have used it. It's like a leather conditioner that helps when it gets wet. I don't really know how well it works, I just used it once because I ran out of other tack cleaner. I can't for the life of me remember what it's called.

But from what I found oiling works the best.
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post #6 of 8 Old 04-06-2011, 12:41 PM Thread Starter
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Okay. I'll just try to oil it really good afterwards and see what happens!
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post #7 of 8 Old 04-06-2011, 02:52 PM
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Have you used the stuff? I'm afraid it would be too unnatural for the leather, but what do I know?
There are a water-resistant leather conditioners out there. I believe Leather New is one of them. I use it.

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post #8 of 8 Old 04-06-2011, 10:22 PM
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I just clean and condition/oil after I get caught out in the rain.
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