ok, well i dont know if western tack is the same as english tack when it comes to cleaning but i use and only used in 12 years of riding the effax leder balsam, which is a leather conditioner. as soap, i had a french brand from a saddler over there. i used to imported it to USA when i moved here, and i just realized ( like a month ago) that dover saddlery website has it !! and it is the only website here where i found it, but im happy i dont have to make the trip anymore
im sure if i looked into some saddlery here i might see it, i just dont have the time.
this product is so so good, when i got my bridle i would clean it once to twice a week for a month, then once a week for a month, then as much as needed. now the leather is so soft and nice, i could probably make a not with it
( but i wont)
for my saddle, as the barn i used to be here was really sandy, everytime i used my saddle i would clean it for the first couple of months, after that probably once a month or more, depend on how much i use it.
now my saddle has 5 years on it, and it looks like new, the leather is so souple, i just love this product, i ll never change !!