There are many reasons a Thorowgood saddle makes an excellent choice for a first-time horse owner, so it follows that not all our Thorowgood customer will know how to look after their new purchase. Fortunately, being easy to care for is just one benefit of our popular T8 and T4 models.

T4 wipe smmoth sections with warm waterT4 SADDLES

1. Wipe down the smooth sections with warm water and a cloth. If it's really dirty, a mild detergent can be used. Remember to clean all surfaces.

2. Allow the saddle to dry naturally. DON’T put it on a radiator or leave it by the fire.

3. We recommend using Thorowgood stirrup straps with T4 saddles. Simply follow the same care routine. If the saddle has leather stirrup straps, take care NOT to apply saddle soap to the surface which comes into contact with the saddle flap.

4. Use a soft bristled brush (such a a body brush) to remove dirt from the seat and knee rolls.

5. DON'T use a suede brush. The wire bristles are too coarse for the T4 saddle material and could cause damage.

Use a soft bristled brush 

 

T8 saddle cleaningT8 SADDLES

1. Wipe down the non-leather sections (skirt,  flap and panels) with warm water and a cloth. A mild detergent can be used to remove stubborn dirt. Remember to clean all surfaces.

2. We recommend using Thorowgood stirrup straps with T8 saddles. Simply follow the same care routine. If the saddle has leather stirrup straps, take care NOT to apply saddle soap to the surface which comes into contact with the saddle flap.

3. Apply Rapide Leathergel to the leather parts of the saddle (seat and knee rolls) with a clean, dry cloth. A sample pot of Rapide is supplied with all new T8 saddles.