Posted 2018-05-15 9:49 AM (#7396261 - in reply to #7396086) Subject: RE: Lexol everyday?
A Somebody to Everybody
Location: *TEXAS of Course*
I would think wiping down your new saddle with Lexol everyday is not a healthy thing for this saddle/leather.. A good cleaning once a year would be enough, heck mine dont get a good cleaning but once every 2 to 3 years if they are lucky.. I run a clean damp rag over them if they get really dusty, but Lexol would really attract the dirt and dust and cause it to really stick if use everyday and cause a build up..
Posted 2018-05-15 10:01 AM (#7396263 - in reply to #7396086) Subject: RE: Lexol everyday?
Location: Southern Indiana
Saddles aren't meant to stay looking new...to me that's the beauty in one that has been well broken in.
That being said wiping it down with a leather cleaner after ever use will probably due more harm than good. It will most likely build up and plus that's a tedious job! A damp cloth or a light brush to remove the dust would be best. Once a month you may use a cleaner. However, a good cleaning/oiling 1-2 times a year would be plenty. After a good scrub leather is always going to need oiled to replace what was lost during the cleaning process.
Posted 2018-05-15 10:01 AM (#7396264 - in reply to #7396086) Subject: RE: Lexol everyday?
I just read the headlines
When I took Dressage lessons in college, my instructor was from England and was a stickler for wiping ALL tack down with water and saddle soap. She said the college couldn't replace the bridles, reins and saddles easily, they had to last for a long time, so we cleaned them after every use. I am in South Texas and with the wind, dirt, humidity and heat I guess she felt it was necessary. The tack was in good shape and when they did away with the program a few years after I left, they had an auction and auctioned off the tack. It still looked new and the leather was so soft and supple with out feeling oily.
Do I do that? Nope, but I should.