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post #1 of 18 Old 04-03-2015, 04:18 PM Thread Starter
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Smile leather conditioner

I bought a saddle and all new straps and they're really stiff. What brand of leather conditioner do you recommend? All opinions are welcomed, thank you!
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post #2 of 18 Old 04-03-2015, 05:26 PM
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Love me some Skidmore's leather conditioner. Smells heavenly, too.
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post #3 of 18 Old 04-03-2015, 05:53 PM
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I like Leather Honey or Mink Oil.
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post #4 of 18 Old 04-03-2015, 06:02 PM
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neatsfoot oil is good. As is 'leather amore' and of course Lexol works great but I prefer their cleaner to their conditioner.
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I think neatsfoot oil is the best and most economical, but be sure to get PURE oil, not the compound.
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Well I'm old school ... first ride saddle horn deep in water to open the pores of the leather ... then apply your favorite oil ... while the saddle is drying place a 2x4 from stirrup to stirrup with a full twist in the leathers ... when its conditioned your stirrups will always be hanging just right ... of course I'm talking Western (Is there really any other???)
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Which straps. Not all straps should be oiled or conditioned.



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post #9 of 18 Old 04-03-2015, 09:40 PM Thread Starter
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Which straps. Not all straps should be oiled or conditioned.
The latigo strap, sorry for not specifying.
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post #10 of 18 Old 04-03-2015, 11:17 PM
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Make sure that you only oil the underside or rough side of the leather - too much oil can make leather weak and stretchy so never leave it in the oil to soak.

I love the idea of teaching the stirrup leathers to hang the right way.
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