January 29, 2009

Cleaning day for the saddles

Once a year, Betsy, my stable manager, does a very thorough cleaning of my horse saddles.  It’s important to perform this duty in order to keep the leather attractive, supple, and water repellent.  It also helps to prevent dry rot.  While Betsy is scrubbing and oiling, she carefully inspects all the stitching and other parts of each saddle, looking for wear and tear.  If anything needs to be restitched or repaired, she’ll call Dutchess Bridle & Saddle, LLC.  A saddle is something you want to last for many years and I’m happy that Betsy pays such close attention to detail.

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