Okay, am I insane? I think I'm insane. - Page 3

       The Horse Forum > Horse Tack > Horse Tack and Equipment

Okay, am I insane? I think I'm insane.

This is a discussion on Okay, am I insane? I think I'm insane. within the Horse Tack and Equipment forums, part of the Horse Tack category

Like Tree9Likes

LinkBack Thread Tools
    12-07-2013, 07:59 PM
Very nice saddle :)

I know the feeling of just wanting a western saddle. I was looking around at them when my horse needed a new saddle, but ended up getting a dirt cheap stock saddle instead. I was still thinking of buying a western as well, but then I ended up finding a custom made english trail endurance saddle in the right size for me and my horse for a good price, so I went in the opposite direction! And now that I have 3 saddles, 2 of which aren't getting used, I really can't justify a western.

But very nice saddle. I'm looking forward to seeing it on your horse!
Sponsored Links
    12-07-2013, 08:12 PM
My normal cleaning routine for something that needs a lot of TLC:

1. Glycerin soap (the bar kind) deep cleaning
2. Neatsfoot oil as soon as it's bone dry, rub off excess
3. Clean with a conditioner/cleaner (Lexol, Fiebing's Tack Soap, etc)
4. Lots of love with Pessoa Lederbalsam
5. Clean and condition as necessary after this routine.

The Simco's going to get all this, plus hardware cleaning, and maybe a bit more, depending.
    12-08-2013, 08:28 AM
Green Broke
Love to see pictures of it all shined up and on your horse.

It's got nice deep tooling, might want to get a soft bristle brush to get the saddle soap into all the little crevices and get the dust out. Cheap shoe polish brush from the dollar store works just fine as long as the bristles are soft enough to not scratch.
    12-08-2013, 08:49 AM
Saddlebag and SueNH, thanks for the hints on getting the saddle up on our boy... I use a mounting block the stand on, but it is still problematic for me due to 'C' level disk problems I have. That is why I got the lightest Western saddle that worked for Chuck and that I could lift without too many issues.

Sorry for the slight thread hijack and back to the topic at hand. ;-D



Tymer, nice saddle. Enjoy!
    12-08-2013, 09:34 AM
Tymer, I've cleaned hundreds of western saddles. Start with just a cleaning and see how that goes. Western are tanned a little differently than English. A key area to clean is the backside of the fender that rubs against the horse's ribs. This is a dirty job you will want to do outside or over a basement drain. Dampen all the the backside of the fender. The reason you dampen the entire piece is to prevent a water line from forming on the top side. Use a nail brush and soap and a bucket of water and using liberal amounts of water go after the dirt. Start at the top of the dirt mark and work your way down. As the dirt starts to lift it will look muddy and will run down the fender. Then start with clean water again starting at the top of the stain to rinse the soap out. Do this until the water running off the fender is clearer. This will take almost a week to dry. The area should be done like this annually altho most of what I work on have never been done and have 20 yrs of dirt embedded. The stain doesn't come out completely but the leather will be much cleaner. Have fun.
Tymer likes this.

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Am I insane? My greenies first outing Prinella Horse Training 10 07-03-2013 10:16 PM
Your insane incidents with horses! morganandme Rider Wellness 7 05-03-2013 07:09 PM
Mare INSANE during cycle.. BellsTouchofClass Horse Health 24 03-23-2012 06:35 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:41 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0