View Full Version : Best way to store unused/old leatherwork?
13th Apr 2007, 02:12 PM
Been having a bit of a sort out in the tack box and have got a abundance of bridle parts, training aids etc, most have come up pretty well after a good saddle soaping.
Was wondering what is the best way to store stuff like this that you don't really need at the moment but don't really want to get rid of.
13th Apr 2007, 08:07 PM
Breathable cotton type bag in your home. I have bridle bags purchased on Ebay for just that reason. It keeps them clean and homes are usualy about the right humidity level for leather. I actually keep them in our spare bedroom closet, and check on them now and again to be sure they are still in good shape.
14th Apr 2007, 08:23 AM
Leather likes 70 degrees of heat, at a constant temp. SO the house is a good place, a wardropbe in a non damp room.
I used to coat all the bridles in co-cho-line and put them in a pillow case. Hoopers 1882 is great for laying down surplus tack in. It's made of the same oil and grease they use to make the leather in the first place.
I have a bridle from 1969, in use every day on Fákur, it was treated like this every summer once hunting was over. It's as good as they day it was made.
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