ok, well I don't 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 don't have to make the trip anymore
im sure if I looked into some saddlery here I might see it, I just don't 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 !!