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Obenauf’s all natural ingredients extend the service life of horse tack. There are two main issues to riding.


First, saddles and tack are constantly subjected to dust, sun, dehydration, and rain, which cause loss of the natural oils and lead to premature cracking and dry rot.


Obenuaf’s Leather Oil provides beeswax and resin to maintain the surface, while a blend of natural oils penetrates to lubricate the inner fibers. Apply using the lamb’s wool applicator or a clean cloth. Two applications may be necessary to restore, protect, and waterproof neglected or severely dried out leather. After every ride, before storing, apply an overcoat to prevent dehydration, hardening, and to maintain the leather in the utmost condition.


The second issue is horse sweat. Body acids (also from the rider), salt and dehydration cause dry rot and premature cracking. Obenauf’s Heavy Duty LP, with its time-release formula and chemical resistance properties must be applied to all leather surfaces that contact the horse. This provides the necessary chemical and waterproof (sweat proof) barrier on the underside of bridles, breast straps, saddle skirts, fenders and harnesses required to extend the service life of your leather.


Dry, hardened leather and stiff, new leather has harmful effects on horses. Chafing, and rubbing cause sore areas and open wounds. Pack saddles are notorious for shifting on mountain trails. New tack or dried out tack should be treated with Obenauf’s to make it pliable and comfortable before putting it on a horse.


Saddle blankets should be sprayed with at least two applications of Water Shield for protection.


These simple procedures will not only extend the life of your investment in leather but your horse will appreciate them. You will as well.

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