Originally Posted by waresbear
You know, I see all the time, peops saying they use olive oil, mineral oil, neatsfoot oil, etc on their tack. They are always oiling & oiling.
I use neatsfoot oil, but sparingly. I don't 'oil & oil'. Twice a year is about normal for a good, deep oiling. There is
such a thing as over oiling/over conditioning your tack. People who know better won't do it.
As far as whatever you use that makes the leather soft and pliable, neatsfoot does the same thing. I've been using it for over 30 years on my leather tack, and don't plan on stopping anytime soon.
If you've found something that works, great. But there's no reason to denigrate folks who use neatsfoot. After all, it's MADE for use on leather items, unlike baby oil, olive oil, or vegetable oil.