J & E Sedgwick' & Co. has developed a leather dressing that contains only these natural ingredients, including tallow, oils and beeswax. With Sedgwick's secret mix of leather dressing every day care for the leather could not be simpler.
Sedgwick's Leathercare in a 400ml pot.
WE ARE SORRY BUT WE CANNOT SUPPLY THIS PRODUCT TO THOSE OF YOU WHO LIVE IN AUSTRALIA BECAUSE OF PAST PROBLEMS WITH AUSTRALIAN CUSTOMS!
If you don't live in Australia, you will find a small sample pot of this product in your saddle package so that we know you have a good product to use for the first conditioning of your saddle. The company who makes it, is dedicated to producing the highest quality leathers in the UK. The business of J & E Sedgwick & Co. Ltd was founded in 1900, supplying leather to the equestrian trade and a century on, is one of the leading leather suppliers of equestrian leather in Walsall and worldwide.
Sedgwick's has always prided itself on the consistently high quality of its finished leather. Partly, this has been achieved by the sourcing of high quality hides, but also in maintaining the skills of expert curriers who finish the leather by hand. Many of these skills utilized at the beginning of the century are still employed today. Hence the management taking the view that these skills, when used correctly, produce the finest leather. English leather enjoys a reputation of being the finest in the world and J & E Sedgwick & Co. Ltd take huge pride in the quality of leather it prepares for use in the Equestrian market. The company has rigorous procedures in place to ensure that leather is prepared to the highest standards - including an increased focus on after sales care.
Part of this service includes being on hand to assess any leather damage, particularly if a piece of leather has broken or shows a marked change from its original state during use. In recent years there has been an increase in the number of cases that have warranted investigation. The majority of instances of damaged leather can be linked to misuse or the incorrect care of the leather equipment, with the users allowing leather to become desiccated and brittle either from drying wet leather near a heat source, or by not cleaning or moisturising it sufficiently. An equal number of users actually over-oil the leather. These common mistakes result in a radical change in the fibrous structure of the leather, weakening and distorting its substance.
In many cases the causes of damage in the leather have not been so obvious, leading to Sedgwick's analysing the Neatsfoot, saddle soap and leather dressing that can be found on the shelves of any tack shop or tack room. Sedgwick's discovered that many of these products had been re-formulated to suit modern manufacturing processes and consumer tastes. Therefore some of these products on sale today do not represent what was used in the past. Consequently, Sedgwick's developed a leather dressing that contains only these natural ingredients, including tallow, oils and beeswax. With Sedgwick's secret mix of leather dressing every day care for the leather could not be simpler.
A quick wipe over the tack with a damp sponge or cloth, leave to dry naturally and then apply the leather dressing sparingly to both the grain and flesh side of the leather. When dry, usually after two hours, buff the leather with a soft brush or cloth. Please note that this product can become very firm and more difficult to use if it gets very cold, so it is better to keep it in a warm place where it stays soft and easy to apply to your saddle or other leather equipment.
Being able to move in a powerful, balanced and engaged way, without restriction or discomfort, is every horse’s birth-right and essential in order for him to be able to carry the unnatural weight of a rider, without doing harm to himself.