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LOOKING AFTER YOUR NEW SADDLE

 

Looked  after carefully  good quality leather saddles will for years. Every time you saddle is used you  should check for damage and wear and tear. Particular attention should be given to girth straps. Leather is a living material which needs feeding even the body heat from the horses back can dry out some of the natural fat in the leather and needs to be replaced. There are many excellent products to do this. Manufactures instructions should be followed. Members of staff  will also be happy to assist you with buying and using the correct product. Care needs to be taken not to over feed as this can cause as many problems as not feeding!

Leather suffers from excessive wet and heat. If you ride out in bad weather mud should be wiped away immediately and the leather should be dried out slowly. Do not place next to radiators or fires etc. In hot summers the leather may start to dry out this can be over come by feeding the leather more frequently.

 

   Aftercare of your saddle

We are happy to advise on the correct products to use with each type of saddle.

 

Leather Saddles:

When you are happy with the saddle you have purchased and before giving it any wear it will require treatment of the leather. Our staff will be pleased to advise on a good leather dressing and saddle soap or balsam to protect your purchase.

 

Synthetic Saddles:

These are easy to care for and we stock special products for keeping them clean.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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