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girl_on_black_pony 08-02-2008 05:58 PM

Saddle cleaning alternatives
 
Are there any thing I can use to clean my western saddle besides saddle soap? Perhaps home made or stuff found around the house?

JustDressageIt 08-02-2008 08:11 PM

Chances are you're better off shelling out the $5 for saddle soap.

iridehorses 08-02-2008 09:06 PM

Your mom may have some Murphy's Oil Soap around. It's great for household work and saddles.

palogal 08-02-2008 09:10 PM

I've also heard ivory soap, although I've never tried it.

upnover 08-03-2008 09:45 PM

i had a trainer tell me about using ivory dish soap. just a squirt in a bucket of warm water. i haven't bought saddle soap since! it's amazing. you must condition your saddle after though since there isn't any conditioner added to it. Passier's lederbasalm is my favorite. (no idea if i spelled that right!)

girl_on_black_pony 08-04-2008 09:27 PM

Okay, thanks!
I have just had alot of trouble finding a good saddle soap!

upnover 08-04-2008 10:38 PM

yep, the trainer who told me is a grand prix rider who has a tad coffin saddle (which i believe starts off around $5,500). i figured if she used it on that and loved it, i'd try it! it definitely works better then a lot of other saddle soaps out there! and for a fraction of the cost!


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