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Naming question -- but not a horse this time! (New Saddle Soap Name instead)

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  • Yay yay yay Bensmom!!!!!

    I have personally used this soap throughout the years and LOOOOVE it. It smells awesome, isn't gross and sticky, keeps leather in awesome condition!

    Haven't read all the responses, but I really like using Buzzy's name somehow.


    • Original Poster

      bron -- go look at the FB page and see the labels I posted! There is a Buzzy label with his ears there

      Pegususmom -- you are the ONLY tester that got that one!! I am very interested to see what you think! It does have Frankensense in it.

      I'm toying with naming that one after Woody, since he was a little guy with more confidence that most of the big horses I know!

      Libby - (who cannot thank you all nearly enough! -- I do have a few tester sizes left at home and I can still send some out but it will be later in the week, as I'm traveling for work!)
      I have Higher Standards ...do you? Find us on FB!
      Higher Standards Custom Leather Care -- Handcrafted Saddle Soap


      • OK, got mine today! Smells soooo good, I got the Lavender Vanilla scent.

        It did a great job on my strap goods, I cleaned a nice Somerset bridle that I use for parts (it's currently missing cheek pieces and reins), a martingale, a surcingle, and a bridle of DH's. It made everything have a wonderful luster and feel soft. The martingale was something I got a yard sale, and the price had been marked on duct tape wrapped around the leather , and this stuff got what little leftover gunk right off. Also, the surcingle is one of the super cheap ones, and it molds with very little provocation. It was used on Wednesday last week, and yep, straps were moldy.

        Surcingle, half done.

        I also cleaned my Dev for the first in longer than I want to admit...but if you look at the before picture and think you see a butt print, you'd be right.

        COTH's official mini-donk enabler

        "I am all for reaching out, but in some situations it needs to be done with a rolled up news paper." Alagirl


        • Got mine today. Can't wait to give it a whirl. Big test for it tomorrow...all of Toby's jump tack after a xc go on Sunday (he's a HUGE, foamy sweater)....and it's been sitting in the trailer since last night!

          Has this been asked? Best way to use it? Wet, damp, or dry sponge?

          It smells yummy!


          • I loved the letter and package insert, very "special" have some tack cleaning planned for this week while I"m off and trying to get my tack room back in some kind of order so I"ll post a review then
            "Perhaps the final test of anybody's love of dogs is their willingness to permit them to make a camping ground of the bed" -Henry T. Merwin


            • Original Poster

              Wheeee! Thanks guys!! I LOVE the before and afters!

              YB -- I use a damp sponge and wipe on and wipe off -- I only let it get foamy if I'm working on something really nasty -- I always wipe off any foaminess for sure.

              I can't wait to see what reviews y'all still have coming!
              I have Higher Standards ...do you? Find us on FB!
              Higher Standards Custom Leather Care -- Handcrafted Saddle Soap


              • Where can I get some of this stuff?


                • I got mine! I'm waiting for paypal to xfer some money to my account, so I can pay you for shipping. That way they don't take out a fee from your payment

                  I'm still recuperating from my 1st event in 2 years (last weekend), but I'll use it sometime this week

                  Thank you!
                  "Everyone will start to cheer, when you put on your sailin shoes"-Lowell George


                  • Original Poster

                    Thank you guys so much! I finally hit "Open" on the esty shop. Shhhhh, not really advertising, right, just sharing info, right?

                    I have Higher Standards ...do you? Find us on FB!
                    Higher Standards Custom Leather Care -- Handcrafted Saddle Soap


                    • Don't ship me any testers!....just ordered some

                      Order process was pretty easy and straight forward. Price and shipping is right where I would expect it to be. Can't wait to see some gift packages for Christmas....but I will test it out and let some of the expert grooms I know also test it out
                      ** Tact is the ability to tell someone to go to hell in such a way that they look forward to the trip. ~Winston Churchill? **


                      • Etsy is great. Their invoicing process is super easy, too. Really friendly for small businesses except possibly for their pricing scheme.
                        Originally posted by PeanutButterPony
                        you can shackle your pony to a lawn chair at the show...so long as its in a conservative color.