Fastest way to soften leather
I really don't like new tack... it's just so stiff. I prefer soft, well used, buttery soft (soggy even) leather.
That being said, I have a brand-spanking-new bridle staring me down... It is a very nice quality, expen$ive bridle... So whatever I do to it I sure don't want to mess it up (I hear some oils may rot stitching, or over darken leather). It is a nice oakbark brown and I'd like to keep it within a shade or two true to color.
What is the best approach to break this baby in? Cleaning 4x/day with glycerin, slathering it with Lederbalsam, olive oil, sautéing it in butter until tender???
Looking forward to suggestions!