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  1. #1
    Join Date
    May. 11, 2011
    Pacific NW

    Default Neatsfoot oil and dressage tack?

    When I get new jumper tack, I always oil with neatsfoot as I just love the suppleness that comes as a result.
    For some reason, I never do this with dressage tack, I remember being told it was bad, but is it really?
    Im not going to drench the thing in oil, but I dont want to ruin perfectly good tack. does oil make the black dye come out or something?
    thanks in advance.

    *bonus question: nameplate on dressage saddle yes/no?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug. 25, 2005


    I've always used Hydrophane, and never had a problem. I also use it on bridles, as it allows you to do a quick dunk in cold water, not a trick I'd try with a saddle.
    Some riders change their horse, they change their saddle, they change their teacher; they never change themselves.

    Remember the horse does all the work, we just sit there and look pretty.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Oct. 30, 2009


    We always used neatsfoot because that's all there was. Since I discovered Lexol conditioner I love it. We'd use it on tack that had been raced in the rain and it kept it soft and supple.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Aug. 28, 2007
    Triangle Area, NC


    Soak the underside of your flaps, that's the rough grain the will soak in. The top grain can absorb very little, so I usually just brush a light coat and then buff with a dry cloth.
    Mink oil is my favorite. I have tack from the 70's that I still use every day that's treated with mink oil
    chaque pas est fait ensemble

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