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PostSubject: Tack cleaning   Tue Apr 06, 2010 7:01 am

Hi, having tried various different products for cleaning tack, I would be interested in hearing about people's favourites. [You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]

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PostSubject: Re: Tack cleaning   Tue Apr 06, 2010 7:58 am

Lazyman, a capfull in a bucket of warm water pop it in for 5 minutes - or a week if you forget! Take it out wipe it, it is cleaned and oiled.
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PostSubject: Re: Tack cleaning   Tue Apr 06, 2010 8:02 am

Sounds great! Where do you get it from?
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PostSubject: Re: Tack cleaning   Tue Apr 06, 2010 10:18 am

I will dig out the address where I got it from.
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PostSubject: Re: Tack cleaning   Tue Apr 06, 2010 12:01 pm

Thanks!
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PostSubject: Re: Tack cleaning   Tue Apr 06, 2010 1:31 pm

bounce yes I think I need to know what that is too.............almost sounds too good to be true Suspect
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PostSubject: Re: Tack cleaning   Tue Apr 06, 2010 2:51 pm

I really quite enjoy tack cleaning...the old fashioned way I'm afraid, cold water and saddle soap, it's lovely now to be able to do just do mine when I want, rather than 4 bridles and a couple of saddles hurriedly between lessons or at the end of a long day when the last thing you want to do is stick your hands in a bucket of cold water. Now I find it quite therapeutic, and very satisfying. Shocked I love Kieffer leather care cream and would rather have that than a tub of expensive face cream.
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PostSubject: Re: Tack cleaning   Wed Apr 07, 2010 3:37 am

I really enjoy it too. There is huge satisfaction in taking bridles all apart and cleaning each little bit and putting them back together again to look like new. I'm always wondering with saddle soap whether it really feeds the leather though. [You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
Where do you get your Kieffer cream Pen [You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
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PostSubject: Re: Tack cleaning   Wed Apr 07, 2010 4:23 am

Galop - équitation : Sellerie, équipement
Le Mesnil
50680 St Jean De Savigny

Fax: 0233565080

Padd at Cean does it too.
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PostSubject: Re: Tack cleaning   Wed Apr 07, 2010 8:20 am

Thanks Horseybird. I'll have to have a look and see where that is [You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
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PostSubject: Re: Tack cleaning   Wed Apr 07, 2010 8:55 am

Ok, had more time, here is the link to the tack room there. It is the cheapest place near St Lo,

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The catalogue that they use that you can order from they discount the listed prices 10 - 15%, the equipment is not cheap make do stuff like decathlon, but is of a very good standard, the staff are brilliant and some speak English, I would suggest you telephone before you arrive because they are not always open when they say they are. Also bear in mind PADD at Cean does not close for lunch.

Here is a link to the catalogue, please note that this is the catalogue that Decathlon also use.

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Pen, doing it the proper way also makes you aware on any faults that have developed with the tack, so it is also a safety issue.
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PostSubject: Re: Tack cleaning   Wed Apr 07, 2010 12:22 pm

Saddle soaps are essentially made up of fats and so are conditioning for leather and the stitching, the soap doesn't actually clean, so the tack should be clean before the soap is applied. As you say HB one of the most important reasons for cleaning tack is to take the opportunity to check it over thoroughly. Felicity if you have any problem getting the Keiffer I can try and get you some when I'm back in UK.
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PostSubject: Re: Tack cleaning   Thu Apr 08, 2010 3:07 am

Thanks Horseybird and Pen for all the useful advice [You must be registered and logged in to see this image.] And thanks Pen for the offer of getting some Kieffer cream in the UK. I might just take that up if it's not too expensive [You must be registered and logged in to see this image.] , please.
Am popping round with the book this pm. See you then perhaps [You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
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PostSubject: Re: Tack cleaning   Thu Apr 08, 2010 6:39 am

back in the stone age i used a product called hydrophane oil,

is it still out there? it used to be a good water repellent too,

i used to soak my bike jacket (yes i rode bikes too - oh so long ago when the body was as fast as the spirit is still, sigh!)
& in down pours mine was the only leather which did not end up a soggy sponge.

as to tack cleaning, i was taught not only to check the tack over but to change the holes used by jiggling the buckles up n down a bit each side so the tack lasts longer.

even now with my synthy stuff i check it over regularly and jiggle the buckles up n down a bit.

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PostSubject: Re: Tack cleaning   Fri Apr 09, 2010 3:19 am

What a good idea Salee [You must be registered and logged in to see this image.] I never thought of changing the holes in that way [You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]

You sound like you have had an interesting life. Biker eh [You must be registered and logged in to see this image.] [You must be registered and logged in to see this image.] I used to go out with one [You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
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