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Duct tape residue on gullet of saddle

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  • Duct tape residue on gullet of saddle

    I have now seen two saddles listed online with duct tape residue on the bottom of the saddle in the gullet area.. Both are of the same brand.
    Does anyone know why someone would put duct tape on their saddle?
    How would you even get the residue off of leather?

  • #2
    Maybe a name of a horse or the facility if it were a school saddle and not a very expensive or well kept saddle? Possibly a misinformed child?

    I would probably try Castile soap first to get it off...if that doesnt work and depending on how pricey the saddle maybe goo gone, but I'm not sure if it would damage the leather.


    • #3
      You also might try using hand sanitizer judiciously.

      Or again gently, wet wipes or make up remover.
      Last edited by merrygoround; Jun. 7, 2019, 09:54 AM.
      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.


      • #4
        Sometimes rubbing alcohol will remove the residue from
        duct tape ...
        this will dry the leather so oiling should be the next step

        “Weasel Piss” = WD-40 will take it off too but a bit messy and smelly

        Zu Zu Bailey " IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE ! "


        • #5
          A barn I worked at through college put duct tape in the channel to number the lesson saddles. Small children and their non-horsey parents can't always tell the 16" M Courbette from the 15.5" W Stubben - it was easier to tell them they need saddle #8. Goo gone should work well to get the residue off, and shouldn't do any damage to the leather or dry it out.


          • #6
            Another vote for Goo Gone.


            • #7
              Goo Gone.


              • #8
                Actually I would try the Moss Melts Away first. It’s got the same orange emulsifiers as goo gone but since it’s made for tack, less chance of discoloration. If that doesn’t work, Goo Gone. The Moss stuff is great to have for getting gray grease residue off tack or boots, so it wouldn’t be a waste anyway.


                • #9
                  Take another piece of fresh dust tape and press the glue side against the unwanted goo and quickly remove; keep repeating until all goo is gone.
                  ... _. ._ .._. .._


                  • #10
                    I'd try regular old oil - olive or neatsfoot - first. Ok, second: first I'd try more duct tape. Can't hurt; might help!