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Before shows we brush our bits with toothpaste - the bits shine and the horses love the taste!
5/18/2009 11:05:28 PM
what silver on tack.......huh?
5/18/2009 7:18:20 PM
give a quick wipe after every ride and annual cleanings are much easier
5/18/2009 5:55:04 PM
once per week
5/18/2009 9:36:35 AM
cleaning and maintenance ensures less accidents from breakage.
5/18/2009 2:57:59 AM
2 a year. Once in the spring and Once in the fall.
5/17/2009 5:40:40 PM
Every time I use my tack.
5/17/2009 4:37:22 PM
Soak the leather in a bag of oil. Dishwasher the stirrups and bit.
5/17/2009 4:33:50 PM
Actually 2-3 times per year
5/17/2009 12:11:28 PM
5/16/2009 12:07:36 PM
Being in So FL we have shows practically every 2 weeks-super clean tack!
5/15/2009 9:40:23 PM
I clean and condition after every ride, which is six days a week.
5/15/2009 7:04:29 PM
not so much the silver,but olive oil the leather every month and especially after it rains!
5/15/2009 2:11:54 PM
keep up with it and it is always ready to go
5/15/2009 12:19:30 PM
Buy a wintec saddle then you just have to rinse it off.
5/15/2009 10:51:35 AM
I wipe my bridle down after each ride, and condition my saddle every few days.
5/15/2009 8:30:47 AM
Or more if we have an event to attend
5/14/2009 10:07:48 PM
but i know it does better when i clean it more often!
5/14/2009 7:44:07 PM
More often if we are competing in CTR heavily
5/14/2009 6:57:10 PM
Clean it twice a year and also keep it covered between rides.
5/14/2009 5:24:57 PM
I have to say, in a southern climate like GA twice a year is o.k. and mine are kept in a tack room.
5/14/2009 4:56:57 PM
use Synthetic tack, hang it on the fence and hose it.
5/14/2009 4:43:42 PM
I wipe my tack off with real neats foot oil after every ride and saddle soap good monthly
5/14/2009 4:04:03 PM
quick clean after every use,oil after 2 cleanings
5/14/2009 3:16:37 PM
5/14/2009 3:04:40 PM
5/14/2009 1:35:50 PM
I wipe over my tack after every ride & clean it thoroughly 1x a month or as needed.
5/14/2009 10:30:32 AM
5/14/2009 8:58:20 AM
a quick wipe after rides plus a once a month breakdown, inspection & cleaning takes no time at all
5/14/2009 3:27:10 AM
usually 3-4 times per year & depends on how wet the weather is
5/13/2009 10:45:32 PM
Murphy oil soap in water is great for cleaning leather harness.
5/13/2009 9:00:41 PM
Perfect activity for a rainy day when horse is off
5/13/2009 8:45:24 PM
Golden Gaits tack is cleaned each day.
5/13/2009 8:21:53 PM
I clean it each use, but in depth b4 a horse show or Clinic.
5/13/2009 5:34:18 PM
and before a horse show
5/13/2009 4:18:32 PM
call me lazy.......
5/13/2009 4:02:04 PM
Thorough cleaning after every use (leather, bits, etc.) Conditioning, oiling & polishing 1x/week
5/13/2009 2:17:54 PM
Once a month or after heavy use.
5/13/2009 2:06:04 PM
usually early spring and mid summer
5/13/2009 1:58:34 PM
Tack cleaned after every use, fully cleaned on sundays
5/13/2009 1:19:47 PM
usually once a month, but if it looks dirty, I'll clean it!
5/13/2009 10:24:20 AM
Only my saddle is leather ,all else is synthetic and rinses off with water
5/13/2009 9:54:12 AM
We need a better range of choices / 4-6 times per year is a good average
5/13/2009 9:49:14 AM
Deep cleaning once a year, but i am always cleaning my tack.
5/13/2009 9:16:53 AM
Before a show/clinic, which equals about 4 times a year
5/13/2009 9:02:47 AM
A group of friends gets together and makes a party of it every Labor day weekend
5/13/2009 6:21:44 AM
When showing I cleaned tack all the time - now retired and very remiss in cleaning
5/13/2009 1:44:01 AM
5/12/2009 11:46:09 PM
By doing it monthly, it gives me the chance to see if things need fixing. or replacing..
5/12/2009 11:16:39 PM
not as often as I should, no time after riding
5/12/2009 10:44:37 PM
sometimes i do it every week just depends on how busy i am
5/12/2009 10:42:24 PM
fine leather tack will last a lifetime if taken care of properly
5/12/2009 10:23:51 PM
not enough poss. answ.-I wipe tack after every ride, clean thoroughly when ride was sweaty or dusty
5/12/2009 10:01:07 PM
I clean everything after ride, wash saddle cloth & girth, wipe saddle & bridle so its always clean
5/12/2009 9:40:07 PM
5/12/2009 9:39:55 PM
one a month
5/12/2009 9:29:46 PM
I wipe down my tack after every ride and give it a full cleaning as needed.
5/12/2009 9:15:32 PM
biothane - cleans up very quickly and is soft and supple
5/12/2009 9:06:48 PM
There aren't enough hours in the day!
5/12/2009 8:42:35 PM
But I take it apart and clean in after every use
5/12/2009 8:38:33 PM
Typically twice a year but I wipe it down after each ride.
5/12/2009 7:45:56 PM
I own synthetic, it gets hosed off with every use, along with the horse
5/12/2009 7:34:35 PM
I have a synthetic saddle, just wipe it down with water and go, I keep my leather equipment very cle
5/12/2009 7:25:04 PM
I do spot cleaning/oiling every month but don't always take everything apart.
5/12/2009 7:15:47 PM
In the winter.
5/12/2009 7:02:54 PM
twice a year and regular wipe downs. Extra cleanings if we got grubby on trail!
5/12/2009 6:48:24 PM
I do a clean wipe down after every use, but do a thorough cleaning once a month
5/12/2009 6:34:20 PM
Biothane harness. Gotta love it.
5/12/2009 6:23:45 PM
My saddle has been cleaned every 2-3 months for the last 15 years and still looks brand new
5/12/2009 6:15:52 PM
After every ride I dip the bit in a bucket of water and wipe all saliva off.
5/12/2009 6:11:36 PM
Certainly not often enough!! Pretty sad, actually.
5/12/2009 6:09:37 PM
4 times a year
5/12/2009 6:02:48 PM
I clean my bridle after every ride and my saddle once a week. I do a really good job before a horse
5/12/2009 5:56:09 PM
wintec isnt as easy to clean as they say it is. toothbrush needed and their cleaner doesn't do much
5/12/2009 5:55:20 PM
Always a quick clean after every ride, full clean once a month
5/12/2009 5:50:03 PM
clean it after every ride, thorough cleaning and conditioning once a month
5/12/2009 5:35:04 PM
If you give it a once-over whenever you ride and protect it when it is not in use, it is easy.
5/12/2009 5:34:49 PM
synthetic saddle, only one leather headstall, pretty much all else is nylon
5/12/2009 5:33:38 PM
I wipe my tack down everytime I use it.
5/12/2009 5:23:06 PM
Unless I'm riding,I keep all my tack in my living room -great decor & conversation pieces!
5/12/2009 5:21:18 PM
As a judge I am quite put off by competitors who do not think enough of themselves to clean their ta
5/12/2009 5:14:49 PM
I clean it when it needs it, about once a month in the summer.
5/12/2009 5:07:58 PM
Clean inbetween, but not "show" clean
5/12/2009 4:51:39 PM
Once every week
5/12/2009 4:49:26 PM
After each ride!!
5/12/2009 4:43:33 PM
partial usually after each ride.
5/12/2009 4:39:08 PM
I really need to do that!
5/12/2009 4:35:02 PM
Clean 1x/mo. & wipe my tack with a well wrung out microfiber cloth after every use.
5/12/2009 4:30:43 PM
My leather saddle is lucky to see saddle soap once a year. Synthetic gets a hose regularly.
5/12/2009 4:25:01 PM
After every cleaning condition your tack. It will keep it supple.
5/12/2009 4:19:36 PM
I clean my tack daily
5/12/2009 4:17:55 PM
whenever I actually have time!
5/12/2009 4:16:39 PM
5/12/2009 4:13:18 PM
Once a year I take it all apart and give it a good cleaning, surface cleanings regularly.
5/12/2009 3:58:42 PM
Silver is cleaned before show season. Tack is cleaned at least 1x year or more if needed.
5/12/2009 3:54:51 PM
I clean my bridle after every time I ride. Quick wipe down with a damp cloth
5/12/2009 3:52:02 PM
Usually give it a good going over before every ride.
5/12/2009 3:45:29 PM
I wipe of the sweat after every use, soap & oil several times a year.
5/12/2009 3:43:54 PM
only about 4x a year ;>
5/12/2009 3:25:39 PM
once a week
5/12/2009 3:20:13 PM
whenever i feel like it or have the time to clean it. or when it gets wet
5/12/2009 3:17:23 PM
I wipe down tack every time it is used The small impregnated wipes are great for this
5/12/2009 3:15:51 PM
I do mini-cleans often, but full-on it's about twice/year before a show/clinic
5/12/2009 3:08:50 PM
Cleaned for monthly shows. Vinegar works on moldy tack
5/12/2009 2:59:50 PM
Cleaning tack after every ride makes the full cleaning less demanding.
5/12/2009 2:59:32 PM
I ride dressage and clean my tack every time I ride which is 4 or 5 times a week.
5/12/2009 2:51:42 PM
I wish I had the time to do it weekly!
5/12/2009 2:42:50 PM
Wipe it down after every use, full cleaning once a year
5/12/2009 2:40:24 PM
once or twice a year
5/12/2009 1:54:46 PM
Use a disposable tack cleaner wipe cloth in between times.
5/12/2009 12:46:26 PM
I try to clean my tack quarterly as it really improves to look and feel of the leather.
5/12/2009 11:08:10 AM
The correct answer is not even listed! You should wipe down your tack after everyuse to remove dirt
5/12/2009 10:36:56 AM
Once a year, or sooner if it needs it.
5/12/2009 9:45:22 AM
If you're not cleaning or insepcting your tack you're at risk for an accident!
5/12/2009 9:43:53 AM
toothpaste cleans silver up nicely! and a toothbrush is essential for cleaning tooling!!
5/12/2009 8:27:01 AM
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