Congratulations on your new saddle purchase! Here
are some tips to help you keep your saddle looking like new!
-All saddles should be kept on a stand, this helps
preserve the tree and fleece lined underside, and also keeps the leather from
curling up from being kept on the ground.
Care of Synthetic Saddles:
You can wipe your synthetic saddle down
with a damp cloth or sponge whenever it gets dirty
Avoid submersing the saddle or getting it
overly wet, as this can damage the interior.
Care of Leather Saddles/ Tack:
To preserve your leather saddle and tack,
sweat and grime should be wiped off with a damp cloth after each ride.
You can also rinse off your bit in a mixture of Listerine and water to
avoid buildup of gunk and germs.
About once a month or whenever needed you
can clean your saddle with a glycerin or oil based soap and water, and
then apply a coat of oil or leather conditioner to keep your saddle soft
To clean your saddle (DO NOT use
this technique with suede or rough out leather):
Wipe off excess dirt and grime
with a damp towel and water.
Use a small sponge and create a
lather with an oil based or glycerin saddle soap and water.
Rub the sponge and lather in small
circles all over the saddle, then wipe off lather with a soft
Use a soft cloth to apply a light
coat of neatsfoot oil or leather conditioner to the leather-
allow to soak in for several minutes, then wipe off excess with
Note: oiling your saddle can darken the leather of
For suede and rough out leather, you can clean and
oil the underside of the leather (smooth side). To remove stains on the rough
side, try rubbing with a bit of sandpaper.