My BO picked up a gently used barrel saddle for me at a recent auction. It fits Sam perfectly! And it is very lightweight. I couldn't be more pleased with the purchase (and the price was great!) I cleaned the saddle yesterday and have some questions.
1. Based on what I read elsewhere on the forum, I used a wirebrush to clean the roughout fender and jockey. The jockey seemed really dry on the one side, so I gave it a good oiling on the smooth underside. Is it possible to overoil the underside and ruin the roughout surface?
2. How do I clean the ostrich surface of the seat? There are stains that I was told is from cooking oil. My biggest concern is darkening the seat surface. I am rather found of the existing color.
But most importantly, help with accessorizing.
The third picture is the saddle with my existing headstall. Even though the headstall is basketweave, I think it is way too dark.
I am looking at replacing it with this Teskey headstall in Light Oil. My only concern with this headstall is the quick change bit ends. I don't change bits so I'm not concerned with speed. I do want something that is less prone to coming apart. Does anyone have experience with these? Am I worrying about nothing?
This is my second headstall choice.
And my third headstall choice. Now you know why I am posting this.
I love this breastcollar (also in light oil). I'm trying to match to this AND the saddle.