I own an older (probably mid-nineties) Irish-made foxhunting saddle that's in great condition. While I clean it weekly and wipe it down after each ride, I still cannot seem to get it to shine the way I'd like! It's a dark brown saddle with decently soft leather on the seat and softer leather on the flaps. I have been using Lexol and Horseman's leather cleaner, but I just ordered Effax leather cleaner as I have heard that it is great for European leather. However, what else can I do to make my saddle REALLY glisten for the show ring? I'm not really in the position to get a super-high end saddle right now, if I don't have to.
I have an old soft Natural that I LOVE but it will never shine. I bought a newer one that shines too much. I can barely get it "mushy" enough for my old arse and will probably sell it and keep using the old one. I love mushy, sticky old saddles with no shine!
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