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  1. #1
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    Default saddle care advice...

    I need some advice.

    4 months ago I brought my 2006 Devoucoux Makila from Germany to Florida. But now I go back to Germany for about 6 months and don´t want to take him back.
    What should I do to prevent any mold?? I cleaned him with Passier saddle soap, let him dry and put some Passier Leather balsam on. When that was dry I polished it with a cloth.
    Right now he looks really good.

    Where should I store him. In the garage or in my airconditioned storage room??. Also should I put more Leatherbalsam on in order to protect him??
    And should I put him in a saddle bag (he travelled from Germany in it..)??
    I´m a little worried because of the climate in Florida.

    Thank you very much for any input!!
    Owned proudly by my horses and the Pony
    Blacky by Sandro Hit, Amica by Amidou,
    Sarasota (Princess) by Don Schufro and Daysie by Sandro Hit
    and last not least Kassandra GRP by Burstye Orpheus



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    keep in an airconditioned room. If you're really concerned, apply a light coat of lederbalsam, and don't worry about buffing... it'll sort of act like cosmoline.
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    I'm not sure about male saddles. :-) (Mine's a baby.)

    I would cover with a saddle cover as long as it can breathe - not fully enclosed on the bottom. (If a zippered cover, I would leave it a tad open.)

    I would put it on a stand or other similarly shaped item. If the stand isn't shaped a bit like a horse's back, then I would pad up the saddle stand with saddle pads so it doesn't stretch/squish the leather/panels abnormally.



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    Humidity is bad for leather - put it in an air conditioned room.



  5. #5
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    Do a final coat with a leather product that has a similar statement to this:
    Anti-fungal formula helps prevent the growth of mould and mildew.

    If you email Passier, I'm certain they can confirm whether the Lederbalsam has anti-fungal agents.



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    Thank you very much for all your advice!! I wil put another layer of LeatherBalsam on the saddle and leave it resting on the saddle holder, covered with a blanket in my airconditioned storageroom...
    Owned proudly by my horses and the Pony
    Blacky by Sandro Hit, Amica by Amidou,
    Sarasota (Princess) by Don Schufro and Daysie by Sandro Hit
    and last not least Kassandra GRP by Burstye Orpheus



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