How to Properly Clean a Leather Horse Bridle
The timeless leather bridle is the best option when you’re considering buying a bridle. A leather bridle needs cleaning and appropriate maintenance for it to last longer.
The bridle of your house needs to be cleaned once per week. This is if you do not use the bridle daily. The more you use the bridle, the more it gets dirty. Leave it in a cool place that is dark for a few days to dry before using it. Ensure that the bridle is dry before you use it again. Cleaning and regular repairs on the bridle will enable you to use the bridle for a long time.
Water and glycerin soap is required when you need to clean the bridle. Warm water quicken the cleaning process because dirt will come out of the bridle faster. Ensure that you are using glycerin soap but not any other soap. There are many brands of glycerin soaps for you to choose, at saddlery store online or department store. Apply glycerin soap on a piece of cloth and dip it into the warm water to dampen it. Use a sponge if you cannot find a piece of cloth. Use the damp cloth to rub against the bridle with a lot of care so that every oil that all dirt, stain, and oil is removed.
Washing soda is suitable for removing dirt from a bridle that is heavily soiled. If warm water and glycerin soap cannot remove oil and grease you should use washing soda. Washing soda can be found online, at department stores or saddlery stores. Mix a handful of washing soda in a bucket full of warm water. Use a sponge instead of a piece of cloth by immersing it in water that has washing soda and rubbing the bridle until it is clean.
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. Wipe away all the washing soda or glycerin soap from the bridle. Your bridle will get damaged if you make it too wet or leave glycerin soap or washing soda to accumulate on it.
The bridle should be dried by hanging it in a cool and dark place. Find a Place that has consistent temperature levels to protect the leather bridle from cracking. Cover it with a soft piece of cloth so that it is not exposed to dust.
You do not have to apply oil on the bridle frequently but ensure that you do so at least once every month. If you notice that you are bridle is very dry, or it is new, oil it irregularly. If you do not own a dry or new bridle regularly it will crack, become rough on getting rough on the skin of your horse thus causing discomfort to the horse when you’re using it.