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    Default Castille Soap users...

    How often do you oil tack after using castille soap? I recently got some to clean my boots, and am going to do a thorough tack cleaning with it as well. Is there any oil that seems to work better than others? I usually use Hydrophane.
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    Flexalan.

    I foxhunt and my tack gets disgustingly nasty. Salt, mud, water, filth - blech.

    Flexalan is da bomb.

    http://www.flexalan.com/product/8.aspx



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    Every time I clean with castille soap I oil. I usually use a neatsfoot compound. I usually only use castille soap when my tack is really dirty - especially my bridles, it really gets the grime and sweat off.



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    I never use any soap on my field boots. I use Castile every time I clean tack (it's all I use, usually) and I oil saddles every 6 months or so, or after a major rain, and bridles and breastplates every couple months, or after rain. I event and trail ride a lot, so everything gets seriously gross.



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    After I clean with Castile I apply a coat of glycerin. I only oil if my tack is really dry. Maybe once or twice a year.



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    I never use any kind of soap on boots - just damp sponge.

    I use Leather Therapy most often to follow thorough cleaning. Perhaps every other time - maybe more often? It depends on what the tack 'needs'.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Donkey View Post
    Every time I clean with castille soap I oil. I usually use a neatsfoot compound. I usually only use castille soap when my tack is really dirty - especially my bridles, it really gets the grime and sweat off.
    Pure neatsfoot oil is better. Neatsfoot compound can contain petroleum products. Not the best thing for leather.



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    Honestly, neither of our saddles feel like they "need" any oil. Both are very supple and soft. Both could benefit from a thorough cleaning, though. Do I NEED to oil them ever if they don't seem to need it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hunter Mom View Post
    Honestly, neither of our saddles feel like they "need" any oil. Both are very supple and soft. Both could benefit from a thorough cleaning, though. Do I NEED to oil them ever if they don't seem to need it?
    Maybe not. I oil mine a couple of times a year. I bring my saddles home, take the stirrups off, clean every inch with glycerin/water and let dry. I then warm a little neatsfoot oil in the microwave and apply a thin coat. That's it...nothing fancy and I'll put up the condition of my stuff against anyone's. It's all in beautiful shape, even the old stuff.



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