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  1. #1
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    Default Cleaning/Conditioning dressage saddle

    Do you oil dressage saddles? I am a hunter now part-time eventer...and the leather just doesn't look like the type I'd oil...


    It's a custom saddlery saddle, their normal leather I guess. I don't know if I've ever cleaned the thing in the 1.5 years I've had it...it's now gotten a little moldy from being out of use. Do I oil it or just condition and saddle soap it??

    It's this one: http://www.mysaddle.com/MYSADD~3/VictoryOrig.html



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    I don't oil my dressage saddles.
    I use horseman's onestep daily and the occasional Effax or Passier Lederbalsm for the conditioner.



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    I don't oil my dressage saddles.
    I use horseman's onestep daily and the occasional Effax or Passier Lederbalsm for the conditioner.



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    Clean your saddle with Efol Effax Ledercombi to remove the mold. The instructions my Custom Saddle fitter gave me for my buffalo leather saddle was to wipe it down with a clean dry cloth. And then use Effol Lederbalsam conditioner and apply with a sponge, and then take a medium, short grooming brush and brush in the conditioner.

    I think the Effax products are the only ones that Custom recommends.

    Quote Originally Posted by reay6790 View Post
    Do you oil dressage saddles? I am a hunter now part-time eventer...and the leather just doesn't look like the type I'd oil...


    It's a custom saddlery saddle, their normal leather I guess. I don't know if I've ever cleaned the thing in the 1.5 years I've had it...it's now gotten a little moldy from being out of use. Do I oil it or just condition and saddle soap it??

    It's this one: http://www.mysaddle.com/MYSADD~3/VictoryOrig.html
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    Thank you thank you! I will have to order some...I don't have any down here at my eventing barn. I knew you guys would know what to do



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    I found that the Passier products took the dye out of my saddle, made by Whippey. I use gycerine soap to clean, and Stubben Hamanol to condition.



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    I have been using a quick swipe of Albion soap followed by a quick swipe of Albion conditioner on my saddles and have been really liking the combo. I do it right on the aisle using a dash of water from the closest bucket and using the horse as a tack stand.

    I like what the combo does for the leather and it really smells great so that is always nice.

    I used to use Stuebben Hammanol, which does a great job and is super grippy to ride in after, but it is a bit greasy and smells kind of gross.



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