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post #1 of 7 Old 08-02-2008, 05:58 PM Thread Starter
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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?
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post #2 of 7 Old 08-02-2008, 08:11 PM
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Chances are you're better off shelling out the $5 for saddle soap.
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post #3 of 7 Old 08-02-2008, 09:06 PM
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Your mom may have some Murphy's Oil Soap around. It's great for household work and saddles.

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post #4 of 7 Old 08-02-2008, 09:10 PM
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I've also heard ivory soap, although I've never tried it.
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post #5 of 7 Old 08-03-2008, 09:45 PM
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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!)
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post #6 of 7 Old 08-04-2008, 09:27 PM Thread Starter
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Okay, thanks!
I have just had alot of trouble finding a good saddle soap!
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post #7 of 7 Old 08-04-2008, 10:38 PM
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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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