Follow these instructions using Kirk’s Castile Soap to get stubborn mud and sand off horse tack that other cleaners can not.
Kirk's Original Fresh Scent or Fragrance Free Castile Soap
Wet a clean sponge and rub on Kirk's Castile soap
Rub in small circles on tack until it lathers (do not get sponge too wet)
Continue rinsing sponge in clean water and rub until leather is clean from debris and dirt
You may have to get clean water several times
Take a clean sponge and water and wipe off all soap residues
Be cautious as excess soap residue will dry out the tack
Continue rinsing the sponge until you have wiped the entire piece of tack down
Remember to wring most of the water off of your sponge, you don’t want it sopping wet
It is recommended that you follow up with a leather conditioner/oil
Kirks always recommends that you try a small test patch before extensive use.
Kathleen Kirkwood wrote: "Kirk's Castile Soap is the BEST tack cleaner! It can get off mud that other cleaners can not, and it leaves your tack clean and not sticky! Definitely recommend conditioning afterwards, as it does dry out the tack a bit...but it's all I use to clean my tack!".