Tack Cleaning Help

       The Horse Forum > Horse Tack > Horse Tack and Equipment

Tack Cleaning Help

This is a discussion on Tack Cleaning Help within the Horse Tack and Equipment forums, part of the Horse Tack category
  • How to clean tack the "pony club way"
  • Cleaned my horse saddle now its sticky

LinkBack Thread Tools
    10-17-2007, 12:45 PM
Tack Cleaning Help

Ok. I have A HDR English saddle, and a leather girth and bridle. When I clean I do this.

1) Clean off with damp cloth and gycerine saddle soap.
2) Oil with Leather Therapy, multiple layers until saddle doesn't soak up as much or any more.
3) Use bar of "saddle Soap" (It's a yellow bar. I use damp cloth. ) To seal it.

That is, give or take, the "pony club way" My mom does it, and I hate it. My tack is always sticky. I don't like sticky. I wouldn't mind a little stick, but this is more than a little sticky. And it gets much dirtier much quicker. I think the dirt sticks. I've tried excluding the Leather Therapy. The glycirine. Just using the Saddle soap. It doesnt make any difference.

So what could I try/am I doing wrong? I would prefer if there was something that I could change without buying new tack cleaning stuff- We have alot of this stuff, and my mom wouldn't see why we should bother getting new stuff when we have all this stuff.

Sponsored Links
    10-17-2007, 02:19 PM
I guess i'm bad !!! I can't remeber when I last cleaned my stuben, I use it every second day for lunging ( I can't ride for a few more months) but when I do clean my tack it's just with saddle soap and a rag, I only oil my tack about 2 to 3 a year
    10-17-2007, 02:41 PM
These folks say its due to the ph balance:

I pretty much clean mine like Kansas; saddle soap and a wet rag. Every once in a while I'll use a conditioning lotion on it (I think I'm using a big jug of Lexol right now...). Rarer still, I will oil it, maybe twice a year.
    10-17-2007, 07:36 PM
It sounds like a wax build up. You may have to do some heavy duty buffing ie elbow grease. I have never used the leather therapy does it have wax in it? I too only oil my saddle twice a year with pure neatsfoot. Could it be high humidity? We rode in an area last week with extreme humidity and my cinch leathers were so sticky I could hardly tack up, I was desperate for baby powder.

Note to Kansas twister: I'm still not using saddle soap

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

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:51 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0