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Caring for Leather

The Martha Stewart Show, January 2010

If you love playing polo or riding horses, keep your leather boots and saddles clean and beautiful with these simple steps.

Boots
1. Wash with water and a sponge to remove sweat. Let dry.
2. Polish with cordovan color shoe polish.

Saddles
1. Clean with water and glycerin soap after riding to keep leather supple and shiny.
2. Apply cerasoline to saddle with soft cloth once or twice a month.

Comments (2)

  • 14 Apr, 2010

    Surprised to see Nachos advising only water, a glycerin (high pH) bar to maintain his leather tack. Also, bleach and regular detergent for riding britches can fracture leather. I founded Leather Therapy products for equestrians 15 years ago and have seen firsthand, and through a microscope, the weakening damage that the elements

  • 14 Apr, 2010

    Surprised to see Nachos advising only water, a glycerin (high pH) bar to maintain his leather tack. Also, bleach and regular detergent for riding britches can fracture leather. I founded Leather Therapy products for equestrians 15 years ago and have seen firsthand, and through a microscope, the weakening damage that the elements