Tack cleaning & different products

This is one of the things I hate the most, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t getting done!

So I use, technically 5 different products depending on what tack it is and what I want it for.

Applies to all;

I first use hot water and a rough towel(sometimes I soak bits of bridles to get an even bigger clean) then I use a normal saddlesoap. Personally I like to make it lather, some don’t. Then I use a clean towel again to dry it off, before starting to apply different products.

So on my Micklem bridle which I don’t use atm, I used this:

It makes them nice and keeps them looking nice and tidy(prevents mold also).

I also use this product on the saddles on the seat and where it touches the numnah.

On this bridle

Which gets used a few times a day, I cleaned it first, then used this;

I did two saddles, one old one and one newer one.

Old one I used

Because the colour is starting to fade and this makes the black come through a bit more, I find. And again the Leatherfat.

On the other saddle I only used the leatherfat.

I apply all the different product’s with sponges, but would recommend to use a towel/cloth for the leather restorer.

We also have fairfax bridle and for that I use the tube which came with it, and the leatherfat.

Sometimes the bridles especially can get a bit greasy if you use to much leatherfat, then I just “wash it off with hot water”.

This is how I, barely, take care of the tack. Would be interested in hearing your opinions or clever idea’s too 🤗

Happy Cleaning

Ancha XO

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Author: Take The Reins Equestrian Training

Freelance instructor and rider working in the equine industry in Norway and the UK. with a dream of inspiring people along their journeys❤

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