Learn how to care your Renaissance products.

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

Before you use the Renaissance accessories, remember to apply the Prestige oil or 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 tips to preserve premature aging of saddles and tack

In order to preserve the leather from premature ageing, keep in mind these suggestions:

  • Storage: Store the saddle in a dry place, away from heat sources and direct sunlight. This will help prevent premature aging of the leather.
  • Summer care: During the summer season, increase the use of balm and oil to moisturize the leather, as the sun and high temperatures can dehydrate it.
  • Winter care: In winter, make sure to store the saddles and tack in a dry environment to avoid mold growth.
  • Drying: If the saddle leather comes into contact with water, dry it thoroughly and clean it with Prestige Leather Balsam. Afterwards, store it in a dry place.
  • Moderate use of oil and balm: Avoid excessive application of oil or balm on the fittings to prevent damage or breakage.
  • Use of stirrup leathers: Use Prestige non stretch leather stirrup leathers to prevent premature wear of the flaps.
  • Cleaning: Avoid using products containing solvents or glycerin-based soaps to clean the saddle, as they can damage its appearance and integrity.
  • Avoid overlapping: Avoid overlapping your saddle with other saddles, as excessive pressure could damage the panels flocking.
  • Attention to the tack: Avoid placing dirty tack directly on the saddle, as direct dirt contact can prematurely dry out the leather.
  • Avoid rubbing: Do not rub the reins against the front piping of the saddle to prevent premature deterioration of the components.

 

Our essential products for good leather care

Leather Balsam 4P014
Renaissance Leather Balsam, with its natural components, hydrates, provides protection from water and revitalizes the leather color. Moreover, this product gives greater grip and neutralizes the harmful action of perspiration due to the use of saddles and tack, leaving a…
Leather cleaner 4P018
The Renaissance Leather Cleaner is studied to clean all types of leathers, except the nubuck leather. It is water-based, and gently, but thoroughly cleans, without damaging the softness and elasticity of the leather. It is effective in removing general dirt…
Leather Oil 4P015
High penetration oil that provides ideal softness and grip to leather to make the saddle comfortable and safe, it also facilitates a correct ageing process. 300 ml jar. Evenly apply Renaissance Leather Oil to the entire surface to be…
Balm Cleaning Glove 3P019
Balsam Cleaning glove lined in synthetic sheepskin cleans and polishes saddles and accessories. We recommend that you regularly clean your saddle with our Prestige Leather Balsam to maintain the elasticity and quality of the leather and to also preserve the…
Leather care kit 4P017
This practical, modern kit is designed to help care for and maintain the leather of Renaissance saddles. The Renaissance Leather Care Kit includes Renaissance-brand saddle soap, conditioning oil and balm. These high-quality products help keep leather in excellent condition and…