I see, that's what I figured then. Soaping my tack, in my desert climate, that often would be very bad. I had advice from the forum before not to oil my tack so often, only around twice a year. After two months of just saddle soap, I could tell it was NOT a good idea. A lot of things are very different in the desert. Hooves so dry they crack, tack falling apart from lack of moisture, and the dry air wreaking havoc on your skin are not uncommon! Moisturizer is a big deal out here. LOL.
I keep a saddle cover on my saddle now, and actually ride in it too. It has reduced my tack cleaning time significantly, and makes putting on a light coat of oil so much faster. I've got a cheapo snaffle bridle that refuses to take any oil, so apart from my reins, I don't have any other leather tack to worry about.
Sorry for the thread derail, OP
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