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post #1 of 7 Old 03-10-2010, 03:08 AM Thread Starter
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Saddle Soap

The previous thread about saddle cleaning got me wondering...

What do you guys swear by?

I currently use Bickmore Cleaner and Bickmore Conditioner. I've used Fiebing's mink, but it darkens the leather. My Longhorn is this gorgeous russet leather that I don't want to change the color on at all. My barn swears by Neatsfoot, but I've found it darkens as well.

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post #2 of 7 Old 03-10-2010, 06:11 PM
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Personally, I use Fiebing's saddle soap at least once per week but especially after a hard ride to get the sweat off. Then once per month I'll use hydrophane or Blackrock as a conditioner. What I like about Blackrock is that it does not darken the leather at all and does a nice job of keeping the leather supple.

I enjoy taking care of my tack so, for me, it's no problem.

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post #3 of 7 Old 03-13-2010, 05:13 PM Thread Starter
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Wow...just got some Blackrock and tested it on my boots...they look fantastic. Plus, it doesn't really smell like pickles, like Bickmore does.

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post #4 of 7 Old 03-15-2010, 05:12 AM
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LEXOL conditioner and cleaner. Use it on my saddles, boots and leather in my trucks. Works great......
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post #5 of 7 Old 03-15-2010, 11:53 PM
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I've been using Neatsfoot oil.
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post #6 of 7 Old 03-16-2010, 12:37 AM
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I use Lexol cleaner and Passier Lederbalsam conditioner. For "light conditioner" I use Belvior Conditioner (spray). Neither darken very much, once the leather dries and soaks it all up.
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post #7 of 7 Old 03-16-2010, 12:47 AM
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I clean all my tack basically every day with Fiebing's saddle soap. That way, I never need to condition it! So I'm being lazy without being lazy lol.
Before a show I take everything apart and get in there with a toothbrush and a vinegar solution to keep all the little creatures at bay. And at that point I'll chuck some Passier Lederbalsam.
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