Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: USDF Region 1, USEA Area 2, USEF Zone 3 - Maryland
Soaking is the worst thing you can do for leather. Too much oil clogs the pores, and the leather will be too satuated and will stretch out much faster.
If you're going to oil (although you say you don't want to) paint a coat on the underside of the leather, let it absorb and wipe off the excess. And make sure you use Pure Neatsfoot Oil, as Neatsfoot Compound causes the stitching to rot
-Melanie Mom to 3 bays: Beau, Daisy & Cavalina