Care and maintenance

Leather care

We only use premium quality leather, that needs a constant care to maintain its natural characteristics.

Maintenance can be affected by the climate conditions, the season and the place where the saddle and the accessories are stored. To maintain the leather softness and to prevent colour fading, after every use clean the saddle and the accessories by using the Renaissance Leather Cleaner. Our cleaner helps to neutralise the corrosive effect of the horse’s sweat. These are simple, but essential measures to create a natural protective barrier against use, perspiration and atmospheric agents. A complete line of Renaissance maintenance products has been introduced to preserve the natural characteristics of the leather and avoid early wear. The line includes Cleaner, Balsam and Oil: natural detergent, balsam and oil that regenerate the colours and keep the saddle elastic and soft.

Apply the Prestige balsam and Renaissance oil evenly on the entire surface at least once a month, with circular movements, and let the leather absorb it.

First use of accessories

Before you use the Renaissance accessories, remember to apply the Prestige oil and the Prestige balsam evenly on their entire surface, to obtain the softness required.

Distribute the balsam/oil, making sure that no residual product remains, and leave it on there for 24h, to allow it to completely absorb into the leather.

Our accessories are delivered without being previously oiled.

Our suggestion

In order to preserve the leather from premature ageing, we kindly advise you to:

  1. Store the saddle in a dry place, away from heat and sunlight.

  2. Increase the use of balsam and oil during Summer season, as the sun and high temperatures can dehydrate the leather;

  3. During Winter, the saddle and the accessories must be stored in a dry place to prevent mold growth.

  4. Dry carefully the leather of your saddle, if it has been in contact with water, clean it up with the Prestige Leather Balsam and store it in a dry place;

  5. Do not use excessive oil or balsam on the girth straps, to prevent damages or dangerous breakage;

  6. Use the Renaissance stirrup leathers in order to prevent a premature wear of the flaps;

  7. Do not clean the saddle with products containing solvents or glycerin soap, as these substances will damage the integrity of the saddle;

  8. Do not put your saddle over others, as the excessive pressure may damage the panels flocking;

  9. Do not place dirty accessories over the saddle: the seat leather may dry out prematurely if in direct contact with dirt;

  10. Do not rub the reins against the front piping of the saddle: this may lead to an early deterioration of the components of the saddle.