CARE

You are in possession of a beautiful, high-quality product made of leather, which needs regular care and attention on a regular basis to ensure that it not only retains its good looks, but also to ensure that it will give you many years of riding pleasure and remains safe to use. Take care of your saddle regularly.

Care instructions

  • Use Sommer care products Pflegeprodukte,
    to ensure your saddle receives the proper care.
  • Take care of your saddle monthly as required,
    
and more frequently if necessary.
  • Take care of all parts of the saddle –
    with the exception of the girth straps.
  • Store your saddle in a dry and safe place.

What do you need?

  • Clean water and saddle soap, or leather cleaner 
  • Any commercially available work trestle
  • A soft cloth 
  • Sommer Ledosan and Remosol Color
  • A soft brush
  • A sponge and a woollen cloth

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STORAGE

 

A high-quality saddle should also be stored in a proper manner to ensure that it retains its quality over its entire lifespan. Store your saddle in a dry and well ventilated area. It is important to ensure that the temperature remains constant. Excessive moisture can lead to mould and mildew growth

 

Likewise, strong direct sunlight should be avoided, as this can cause the leather to fade. The best way to store a saddle is to hang it up, preferably over a saddle stand if possible. There are special saddle racks and stands available designed for this purpose.

To protect your saddle from dust and dirt, should use the saddle cover supplied. This is made of breathable material and is lined with protective fleece.

Leather Notes

 

Leather is a natural product. Small scars or insect bites are no fault of the leather but rather marks and signs of authenticity. 

Leather can naturally show larger or smaller irregularities such as scarring, indentations, and insect bites.

Such natural features also determine the absorption capability of colors in the tanning process. Therefore there will be slight color discrepancies for each hide. The quality of the leather is thereby not affected and no reason for a claim.

Leather with white residue is not a reason for a claim. It only represents the fat content of the leather, which fluctuates with temperature changes (cold) and exudes from the leather. 

Do not use any adhesive cream/wax or semething. These Products attack the leather and can cause damage, also grip breeches. Such damages are not a reason for complaint and for a claim.

In the riding sport the leather is exposed to high demands, expecially though horse sweat which compromises the protective fat layer of the leather. Regular care with professional products is very important. Keep your saddle only according to our instructions. Do not spray the saddle with a water pipe or similiar. Serious damage might occur. Such damages are not a reason for complaint and for a claim.