Sunday, January 23, 2011

Taking Care of Your Leather

In day-to-day life, even if you're not involved with horses or farm work or something of the sort, you still might need to know about how to care for your leather goods. For instance: the current style of cowboy boots. They're leather. And you want them to last, because they're really expensive. If you care to keep reading, I'll go into this a little more.

For instance: when my family goes out to the lake, we clear juniper. I recently got a new pair of Ariats to work in since they keep cactus spies out and can stand up to some pretty heavy wear. But, they're so nice I feel bad just using them on the weekends. Every Sunday, granted we're at the lake, I clean them up. Usually they have scuffs on the surface and occasionally there's a bit of mud on them. This weekend they looked like this.
 Look at all the scuffs! Well, okay, it's really not that bad--just kind of unsightly. To fix that, I always go over them with a generous helping of Lexol leather conditioner on a sponge. You don't have to use this specific stuff, but it works well. There are a lot of different leather conditioners and they all work very well though. If you want to use Lexol, you can find it online, at most tack shops and places like that, and Tractor Supply Co to name just a few.
 After their Lexol bath, the boots look much better. Any major marks will stay but the leather is softened, cleaned, and looks really nice.
If your name happens to be Sara, this might be a good idea. Just a hint. *wink*

I think that's all for now. I don't want to post pictures of Rusty and Pepper from today because most are blurred (the telephoto lens wasn't cooperating). I do have more from yesterday though. I'll probably always have more from a while ago. Haha.


  1. Aww! To the last picture... horse kissing!

    And you must come over and clean my boots again soon. :D (Or I could do it myself... naww.)

  2. :D He's actually snapping at the other horse. *wink* You can see who's boss.

    Maybe. I can get the Lexol back from the lake. :D

  3. "For instance: the current style of cowboy boots. They're leather."

    That made me laugh :D

  4. Haha, it is a little funny, isn't it. Just making sure people knew what I was talking about. ;)

  5. Haha I was just thinking that I'd like to see a pair of cowboy boots that weren't leather!

  6. I dunno, I've seen some that were doubtful. Haha.