So as I mentioned in my last post I just got a new saddlecloth as a late Christmas present, and here it is! It’s a LeMieux Dressage Square Front Rolled Edge, as it is a dressage cloth white is the obvious choice but because it will only be used for everyday riding my one is in brown.
Here it is on Niko, and yes I know my saddle needs a clean, speaking of cleaning, because the saddlecloth has a lambskin rolled edge it requires special care:
Only machine wash on a “wool cycle” at 30 degrees or hand wash.
Prior to washing pour a quantity of human hair conditioner over the lambskin & rub to ensure coverage – this prevents matting of wool maintaining density & softness.
Stain removing sprays can be used on cotton areas if saddle stains occur –do this as soon as they appear.
Use non-biological liquid or powder.
Do not use fabric conditioner on the wool.
Always turn upside down & air dry naturally – NEVER speed dry on radiator or in tumble dryer.
Gentle brushing can be done after drying if required.
Or at least that’s what it tells me to do.
Anyways with such a nice new saddlecloth and a thoroughbred just waiting for a run I decided to take Niko for a good run in our big Paddock, it has dried out a lot with the nice weather. Here are some shots of us:
Because the saddlecloth has a lambskin edge and is made to accommodate high withers it is a great fit for Niko.
In other news the farrier is coming tomorrow, so everyone can have a nice trim up. Well that’s all from me today.