Keep your saddle in top condition: 5 tips!

With proper maintenance, you can enjoy your saddle even longer. Here are five handy tips to make sure your saddle stays in top condition:

1. Clean after use

After riding, it is important to clean the saddle. First remove dirt and dust with a soft brush or dry cloth. Then you can use a damp cloth to wipe away the sweat. This prevents sweat residue from damaging the leather and causing tears.

2. Choose the right saddle support

When storing your saddle, the choice of saddle support is very important. Choose a support that leaves the cushions free to avoid denting. Your horse may suffer from dented cushions, as the saddle will sag faster around the withers and no longer fit optimally on the back!

3. Don’t overdo greasing

Use a gentle leather balm to maintain your saddle regularly, but don’t overdo it. Too much fat can cause your girth struts to stretch quickly.

4. Step up with a stool

To preserve your saddle, step up using a step stool. That way you won’t skew your saddle.

5. Store your saddle dry

Store your saddle in a well-ventilated area and never let your cover dry under your saddle. This is because moisture can soak into the wool of pillows, reducing their resilience.

These simple tips will keep your Empire saddle in top condition while your horse enjoys optimal comfort. Have fun driving! 🤎🖤

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“For me, the best thing about Empire saddles is that the customer gets that fine close-contact feeling with his horse, without the horse having to sacrifice freedom of movement and comfort.”

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