Simple Steps of Cleaning a Leather Horse Bridle
A horse bridle is not only for controlling the horse but also a decorative accessory. There are several sites you can find different unique designs leather bridles.
Your horse’s bridle needs to be cleaned at least once every week. This is if you do not use the bridle daily. The more you use the bridle, the more it gets dirty. It should also be cleaned immediately it gets soiled. When you clean it regularly, you will be able to notice any damages or need that need repair. Your bridle will last longer if you clean and repair it frequently.
Use glycerin soap and water to wipe down the bridle. Using cold water will damage your bridle and also make it slower for dirt to get out of it. Other soaps may not have glycerin, therefore insist on buying glycerin soap at any store. Find glycerin soap online, at a department store or saddlery store. Make a piece of cloth that has glycerin soap dump by dipping it in the water. A sponge is a good alternative to a piece of cloth if you cannot get one. You should take enough time to drop the cloth on the leather bridle so that you can concentrate on places with stains, oil and dirt to ensure that all of it is removed.
Use washing soda to remove dirt from a heavily soiled bridle. If warm water and glycerin soap cannot remove oil and grease you should use washing soda. Ask for washing soda from department stores, saddlery stores or buy it online. Mix a handful of washing soda in a bucket full of warm water. Immerse a piece of cloth in the water that is mixed with washing soda and used to rub against the bridle.
You should you slightly wet piece of cloth so that you do not make the bridle so wet that it cannot dry in a few days. Prevent glycerin soap or washing soda from the building upon the bridle by wiping it all away. The bridle will last longer if it is not made too wet and glycerin soap or washing soda is also not left to accumulate on it.
The bridle should be dried by hanging it in a cool and dark place. The temperature of the place you choose should be consistent because if temperatures fluctuate the bridle will crack. Protect it from dust by covering it up with a soft cloth.
You should oil the bridle once every month if you do not have time to do that regularly because only use regularly is not even necessary. Oil a new or very dry bridle more than just once a month. A new or dry bridle cracks when it is not conditioned regularly, and that makes it rough on the skin of your horse.