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Equina 05-05-2008 05:36 AM

What's your Favorite Leather Conditioner?
So, I just rummaged an old English saddle out of storage, and it's a little stiff from just sitting for a few years (but immaculately clean).

Anyone have any tips for reconditioning a saddle?

Any favorite products that you use?

I generally just use "Leather New" for normal cleaning/conditioning of my tack and everything stays nice and supple. On brand new tack, I usually do one initial coat of Neatsfoot Oil. I've used both on this saddle (and Leather CPR) with only slight softening results. Do I actually need to ride in the saddle during my reconditioning period?


Vidaloco 05-05-2008 07:45 AM

I like Skidmores leather cream.

Bucky's Buddy 05-05-2008 12:43 PM

I use Bentley's Saddle soap, but that's more a cleaner. Still, it works pretty good.

Abby 05-06-2008 03:43 PM

Neatsfoot oil for a conditioner and preserver, and i use Lexol for everything else.

JumpersRule 05-06-2008 11:25 PM

I use Lexol for cleaning and conditioning. It works really well! You can usually find Lexol at any tack or feed store.

Jrchloe 05-06-2008 11:29 PM

Leather Therapy Conditioner is awesome. Riding in the saddle and working the leather will help soften it up as well.

Equina 05-07-2008 03:07 AM

Thanks for all the replies! I have some Lexol, so I'll give that a try. I'll also check if my tack shop has Skidmore's since it specifically said for use in brining dry leather back to life. I've also heard a lot of good things about Leather Therapy products...maybe I'll have to give their Conditioner a try! Ohh boy I'm going to have a big bill next time I'm at the tack shop! =)

kickshaw 05-07-2008 02:47 PM

I love Passier's Lederbalsm...

I've used it for bringing back some pretty gross pieces of tack. It smells good, too :)

HooverH 05-24-2008 04:42 PM

My instructor swears by Neatsfoot Oil, I've used Bickmore Leather Cleaner and Leather Conditioner (two separate products) on my tack so far. I'm thinking about trying the Neatsfoot on this new saddle, tho.

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