Re: Saddle Protection?

Linda S. Flemmer (
Mon, 03 Nov 1997 17:44:52 -0800

Larry Stewart wrote:
> How do you who are using SS,
> Ortho-flex or others keep the leather from spotting and deteriorating with
> all the water-contact you must have?

I ride in a newer Orthoflex. I clean & oil it regularly. There are lots
of products out there that do similar things & it becomes a matter of
preference. We like to use mink oil as a water proofer. You do have to
resign yourself to the fact that you <will> darken the leather. (Not a
problem for us, but I know some show riders that would cry at the
thought of their tack darkening.)

When at a vet check, I have a rain coat spread over the seat to prevent
it from getting really mushy.

Linda Flemmer
Blue WOlf Ranch
Bruceton Mills, WV