How Saddle & Tack Salve Will Protect Your Leather Tack

How Saddle & Tack Salve Will Protect Your Leather Tack

Posted by Green Mountain Horse and Tack on 26th May 2022

Environmentally Friendly, All-Natural, Safe for Human & Horse!
Great News for Equestrians! It's not just your horse that needs care, but also your leather tack. Saddle & Tack Salve No.8 is a hearty formula of vital moisturizers, nutrients and powerful UV protectants, handpicked to preserve and condition your leather. Whether it's hot and dry, rainy and cold, wet and humid, Chamberlain's Recipe No.8 is a reliable companion that will not let you down. With a rich creamy texture balanced pH this conditioner stands above its peers for its quality FDA approved cosmetic grade ingredients all-natural with no added dye or scent irritants which means the recipe won't harm human or horse skin is environmentally friendly!

chalmberlains saddle & tack salve No 7


Protection from Sunlight & Spill
Leather Milk's extra UV protection means your saddle can take the heat without cracking up and drying out. Ultraviolet rays can be very harmful for leather, and it is more important now than ever to equip your leather with the protection it needs to live a long and healthy life. In addition to protection against sunlight, Saddle & Tack Salve provides a good defense against weather and other spillage as well, giving you plenty of time to clean your leather before anything has time to absorb beneath its barrier.

Equestrians have worked hard to acquire their leather saddles and tack. You want them to last as long as possible because they are a significant investment for you. The problem is that there can be some pretty harsh elements out there - the sun, weather, spills - all of which may start taking their toll on your beloved leather goods. That's why Green Mountain is proud to offer Chamberlain's Saddle & Tack Salve! This product protects against harmful UV rays just like sunscreen does for our skin while also protecting against weather and other spills before anything has time to soak through into the inner parts of the saddle or tack where it could do significant damage.

Stronger, Richer Leather; Made in USA

This recipe will give your leather a light surface cleaning while at the same time strengthening its fibers so they grow stronger and live longer. Made in USA, Saddle & Tack Salve is guaranteed to be an excellent addition to any rider's barn or grooming kit!

Chamberlain's Saddle & Tack Salve cleans light surface contaminants like dust and provides some protection against mold and mildew growth on wet or damp surfaces. It also conditions the leather with natural oils that are safe for both people and animals by preventing cracking, drying, fading, hardening or shrinking of the leather. For difficult leather stains, use a deep cleaner, such as Chamberlain's Saddle Washing Soap No.7.

What Saddle & Tack Salve Does Not Do

Saddle & Tack Salve should not be treated as a waterproofing formula. While this recipe will repel weather very effectively (particularly effectively on saddle and tack), it may not completely prevent absorption if fluids are allowed to set in, or if there is exposure to excessively harsh weather. A heavy conditioner, such as Chamberlain's Water Protectant No.3, is recommended if your leather will be encountering excessively harsh environments and weather. If you use Saddle & Tack Salve to condition your leather, you will not need to treat this leather with any other conditioner afterward (unless your leather will absorb it).

Saddle & Tack Salve is not designed for suede, nubuck, or any other suede-like leather.

How to Use Saddle & Tack Salve


1. If available, consult any leather care recommendations included with your item by the leather's manufacturer.

2. Shake well. Test recipe first in a discreet area and allow to dry naturally in a cool, clean location away from sunlight and heat. If you do not find excess color rub off, discoloration in leather, or any other negative effect, it is safe to use on your leather.

3. Clean over the surface of your leather with a damp cloth or Saddle Washing Soap No.7 if necessary. When the leather is dry, shake your Leather Milk formula bottle well and gently massage the leather conditioner evenly across your leather's surface. An uneven spread may lead to a splotchy dry. Use thin layers, giving your leather as many coats as it needs, but only as much conditioner as it can absorb. If piled on too thickly, the leather conditioner will leave sticky residue. You can read about over-conditioned leather here.

4. Allow your leather to dry naturally. After the leather has absorbed all the conditioner it can, buff off any remaining residue, and let it set. For best result, allow the leather to sit overnight.

5. Use Saddle & Tack Salve as often as you feel your leather needs it. It is usually best to condition 2-4 times a year, depending on the climate and amount of use the leather will receive, as well as its type (how it was made). If your leather is feeling rough and dry, starts squeaking, or develops other textural changes, it may be time to re-condition.

Is Saddle & Tack Salve Right for My Leather?
Recipe No.8 is specially designed to feed and heal your saddles and tack leathers. Rough, scratched up leather is this formula's forte. Its unique constitution smooths and levels gnarly leather out, and enhances color. The creamy consistency gives the recipe an easy application, allowing smooth, even application with little skill. As this recipe contains no dyes or scent irritants - and includes only natural ingredients - it's also harmless (and even pleasant) to the touch, for horse and human alike.

It is always good practice and always best to test any leather recipe you plan to use in a discreet area first. There are many different types of leathers out there, and many ways they are prepared. What works on one type of leather may not work on another. Some leathers may darken after applications of leather conditioner. While these leathers usually lighten back up with time and use (allowing the conditioner to fully absorb), it is always best to play things safe. Some leathers may need entirely different forms of treatment altogether, such as nubuck and suede.

Finally, if you have any allergy concerns, be sure to Contact Leather Milk to ensure none of the ingredients will be harmful to anyone coming into contact with the treated leather. Individuals with nut allergies are not advised to use Leather Milk. For more health recommendations, please visit our Saddle & Tack Salve SDS (Safety Data Sheet).

Long and short, if you've got quality saddle and tack leather, you need Leather Milk. Test it first and use it well - and it will save your hide!