I was caught out in the rain once when I was riding and the rain left little spots all over the seat. I wiped the saddle off immediately when I got into the barn and then I've been cleaning and conditoning it after every ride but they still won't go away. Does anyone have any ideas to get rid of the rain spots or will they be there forever? It's not a big deal at all but I would rather not have them there.
Hmmm.... that is interesting. My saddles have gotten wet and within the next say 15 minutes the leather has soaked it up and it is perfectly fine. Your saddle may have bad leather or somthing because after cleaning the wet spots should defiently come off.
The spots don't show up as well in the pics as they do in person and I have to admit they've gotten better over time. It's a nice, leather saddle made by Pessoa and I have never heard any complaints about bad leather on Pessoa's but I must have gotten lucky. Lol.
Cleaning and conditioning a saddle as soon as it gets rained on will prevent the rain spots. But once they're there I'm not sure the best way to get rid of them. Have you tried a deep down oiling? (Not just conditioning) I'm thinking it might have been dry and that's why the spots are showing, not necessarily the quality of the leather.
We used to see that on cars about 30 years ago due to acid rain. What I would do is to start with the place I got my saddle and if they can't help you or it's not possible, then go right to the maker. That shouldn't happen.
I wonder if it has to do with the type of conditioner you used before the rain. You might try alcohol to strip the oils away and then use a good quality conditioner to restore the oils.