Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Greenville area / SC
I like my reins to be like wet noodles so I'm always using saddle soap to keep them clean and supple. I do the same for all my tack especially my bridles. The only time I soak my leather is if I pick up a used, dry bridle or other piece of leather.
I don't think you would need to soak you bridle in oil over night unless it is so stiff that it would crack if you tried to bend it. What I would do is to take it home and saddle soap it several times then use Hydrophane or a good quality oil as a finish coating. To keep it supple, saddle soap it each time you use it for a few hours. What gets a bridle stiff is typically horse sweat which helps to dry out the leather.
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