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Leather Care

  • Leather is a natural product and with the correct care will last a long time.
  • As with many natural products the finish will change during its use, growing more beautiful with age. A small scar may be apparent on the leather, this is the natural finish and should not be considered a defect.
  • It is important to treat all new saddlery/leathergoods prior to initial use to protect the long term finish of the item.
  • All saddlery/leathergoods should be cleaned regularly and this is a good time to check for general wear and tear.
  • Excess dirt and grease should be wiped away with a damp cloth. Then a glycerine saddle soap applied. Many saddle manufacturers produce their own blend of leather soap/cream to best enhance the leather on their range of saddles.
  • Do not store saddlery/leathergoods in extreme temperatures and this will weaken the leather and cause it to crack and become brittle.
  • If your saddlery/leathergoods get wet, always allow them to air and dry naturally. Direct heat or sunshine will cause the leather to weaken and crack.
  • Avoid riding in jeans with an inside leg seam as this will cause increased friction on the saddle and increase wear.
  • If you have any questions regarding the care of your HR Saddlery product please don’t hesitate to contact us.

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