Saddle cleaning help?
Okay, here's my story of today. I decided to finally take one of my family friends on a hack that I have been promising her and holding off on. She has ridden a bit, but I'm pretty sure it was only walk/trot, and it's always been on the same bomb-proof gelding. I threw her on a mare that I actually trust fairly well. She was being bit by flies today, so I guess the few tail swishes that came out of that didn't help the situation. Well, it turns out that the girl was INSANELY nervous being on my horse, and she was also really good at hiding it. We had been out on the trail for a good 10 minutes, trotting at a fairly nice pace, when all of a sudden she stopped and asked if we could turn back. I figured she was spooked at something so I said sure, thinking that we would get back and just ride around in the arena or the pasture for a bit. I don't even think we had turned around all the way before I see her release more then 1 bodily fluid onto my nice western saddle (that I use at shows, may I mention) After we got back and got her and the horse cleaned up, I scrubbed that saddle for HOURS. There is a slight stain, AND it smells HORRIBLY. Any suggestions to help? Either with the stain or the stench? Also, any suggestions to help with my friends nerves? I feel really bad about it.
Eventing: the only sport where you wear your medical information strapped to your arm.