Proper storage is essential for horsemanship and saddle ownership. Your saddle may become damaged quickly if it is not stored properly. This can lead to expensive repairs or even the need to replace it. This article will discuss how to properly store your saddle to prevent damage. This article will cover proper fit, cleaning, conditioning, and storing in low-humidity environments. Two related FAQs will also be covered.
Cleaning and conditioning
It is important that your saddle is properly cleaned and conditioned before you store it. This will prevent dirt, moisture, or mold damage. Use a soft cloth to clean your saddle. To remove dirt from saddles with oiled leather, use an oil-based cleaner. To keep your saddle soft and supple, clean it.
Storing in a Low Humidity Environment
It is important to keep your saddle clean and well-conditioned after it has been cleaned. High humidity can lead to mold and mildew that can cause damage to the saddle. Your saddle should be kept dry and in a cool place. It is best to store your saddle in a climate-controlled area. Keep your saddle out of direct sunlight as it can cause leather to crack and fading.
Maintaining Proper Saddle Fit
It is important to fit your saddle properly to your horse in order to ensure it lasts a long time. Your horse may feel uncomfortable if your saddle is too big or too small. This can lead to your saddle becoming sloppy or even damaged. Measure your horse to ensure that you get the right size saddle.
FAQ #1: How often should I clean and condition my saddle?
Your saddle should be cleaned and conditioned at least once per month. This will keep your saddle in top condition and prevent it becoming cracked or dry.
FAQ #2: How long can I store my saddle?
Your saddle can be stored for up to six month without problems. If you intend to store it for more than six months, however, it is worth checking on it and conditioning it once a month.
Proper storage is essential for horsemanship and saddle ownership. Your saddle may become damaged quickly if it is not properly stored. You should clean your saddle regularly and store it in a cool, dry place. These tips will extend the life of your saddle, and help you keep it in great condition. More information is available here
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