POP QUIZ

EQUUS - - Handson -

a. Putting soaked tack near a ra­di­a­tor or heater will cause more dam­age to the leather than the wa­ter alone. In­stead, wipe off ex­cess wa­ter with a towel, and use sad­dle soap to clean off any dirt or mud. Then, con­di­tion your sad­dle with oil and let it dry nat­u­rally. Sat­u­rated tack will be stripped of oils, lead­ing to crack­ing once the leather is dry, so you’ll want to oil your tack well be­fore that hap­pens.

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