It’s a belated Christmas and Year of the Horse gift to myself! My bridle and saddle are brand new.
Scratch that. The leather looks brand new. For a fraction of the price. The buckles? My bit? Reins? Stirrups? Those will have to be the subject of another post.
And the tack certainly doesn’t feel brand new (thankfully). It is perfectly supple with a nice shine and without any greasy or sticky residue.
As a former pony-clubber, there isn’t much I love more than happy leather. Call it Stockholm Syndrome, but cleaning tack is a favorite pastime.
I thought I had perfected my ritual…until I tried this product.
I ordered the seasonal cinnamint soap and conditioner combo.
Don’t let the indulgent smell of the soap fool you. It is a powerhouse cutting through jockeys, sweat, and dust with ease. And in another nice personalized touch, there was already a tack sponge in the jar. The conditioner smells slightly sweet and didn’t overwhelm my hands with goo.
Higher Standards will have a permanent spot in my leather care kit. Consider adding it to yours!
In the meantime, does anyone have a recommendation to transform the metal on my tack??