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.