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Bensmom saddle soap - the review thread (if that's okay with Bensmom)

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  • Originally posted by subk View Post
    Well, that's a relief! I mean I've been wondering all day if I was going to have to go back to saddle soap hell.
    Well, we definitely DON'T want that!!!

    Tomorrow, I gotta figure out the coupon situation . . .
    I have Higher Standards ...do you? Find us on FB!
    Higher Standards Custom Leather Care -- Handcrafted Saddle Soap

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    • So relieved everything is alright and looking forward to my black friday order
      Originally posted by PeanutButterPony
      you can shackle your pony to a lawn chair at the show...so long as its in a conservative color.

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      • This may be an off the wall question, but Bensmom just might know the answer, or be able to recreate the scent, if the name triggers a memory of the scent. In the 1960's, there was a saddle soap in a container, name was Thorochem. It has the most wonderful fragrance. I do not know how to describe it, but I imagine that anyone who ever used it remembers it. Whatever that scent was, I loved it, and wish I could find something that smells similar. Does anyone besides me remember that stuff?
        Jeanie
        RIP Sasha, best dog ever, pictured shortly before she died, Death either by euthanasia or natural causes is only the end of the animal inhabiting its body; I believe the spirit lives on.

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        • Didn't want to scroll through all 80+ pages

          What is the correct name to look for in Etsy?
          You can't connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something… S. Jobs

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          • Originally posted by Where'sMyWhite View Post
            Didn't want to scroll through all 80+ pages

            What is the correct name to look for in Etsy?
            I believe the shop name is HigherStandardsFarm
            Originally posted by PeanutButterPony
            you can shackle your pony to a lawn chair at the show...so long as its in a conservative color.

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            • Thank you and yes, it is
              You can't connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something… S. Jobs

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              • And also available at the link in my signature
                I have Higher Standards ...do you? Find us on FB!
                Higher Standards Custom Leather Care -- Handcrafted Saddle Soap

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                • Do we have signatures anymore?
                  McDowell Racing Stables

                  Home Away From Home

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

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                    • Originally posted by Laurierace View Post
                      Do we have signatures anymore?
                      Yes, there is a setting to turn them off in your profile.

                      On your profile page go to the Edit Settings. Then to the Account tab.
                      Half way down the page is 'Conversation Detail Options'. Make sure 'Show Signatures' is checked.

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                      • Originally posted by trubandloki View Post

                        Yes, there is a setting to turn them off in your profile.

                        On your profile page go to the Edit Settings. Then to the Account tab.
                        Half way down the page is 'Conversation Detail Options'. Make sure 'Show Signatures' is checked.
                        Thank you! I had no idea
                        McDowell Racing Stables

                        Home Away From Home

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                        • Stalking for black Friday coupons. Can't wait!

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                          • Question!! I've been a dedicated HS client since it first became available. I love, love, love it and have turned many barn buddies onto it as well. My question is - the barn setup where I board is old school and a little oddly designed so the only hot water we have is from an electric kettle that blows the breaker half the time. With winter coming, I'd rather not have to deal with getting water at all. Has anyone ever melted some of the saddle soap and put it into a spray bottle with a mixture of water? So then it'd be a spray, and you spray and wipe it off with a dry cloth. Do you think that would work, Bensmom? It would be REALLY convenient if there were HS wet wipes, but boy does that make me lazy sounding. When it's crazy cold and we don't have an insulated tackroom, every minute counts!

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                            • Hmm, interesting question! We don't run into this problem much in Florida -- I mean, it gets cold, but not **cold** like y'all have up north. I have never tried this method, but what would worry me about it, is that at least in human preparations, you shouldn't use water without an anti-microbial added. So, I don't know if added water would, as it sat over time, make it more likely that you'd get moldy tack?

                              I'm sure it wouldn't though, as it will be too darn cold to grow any mold or mildew! But, there are oils in the soap, so I know you'd have a problem with suspending it in water without an emulsifier. I'm sorry I'm not more help!
                              I have Higher Standards ...do you? Find us on FB!
                              Higher Standards Custom Leather Care -- Handcrafted Saddle Soap

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                              • That makes sense about the mold in warmer months and the oils not mixing well in water period. Oh well! It's a free suggestion from a client anyway of a future product... well, two items! Saddle wipes and a spray

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                                • I recently purchased the Cinnamint soap and the sample pack. They all smell great! The soap cleans my tack wonderfully with little effort. My hands were not gross feeling or smelly after using the soap. I have some other saddle soap that just smells bad for whatever reason and some of them leave a coating that I don't like.

                                  I am going to use the conditioner/balm this weekend when I have more time, but so far I am impressed and wish I had bought sooner! My bridle looks great from a quick cleaning in the freezing weather!

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