Clean up your old saddle so that it is as clean, and in as good repair, as is possible. Then, providing that the leather and the stitching are in good repair; oil it. Once oiled, be sure to keep your leather tack in a warm/heated place and either list it for sale, or, begin the search for the saddle that you have wanted all along, or can afford at this time.
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Breed of The Week -- The Welsh Mountain Pony or COB
The original home of the Welsh Mountain Pony was in the hills and valleys of Wales. He was there before the Romans. His lot was not an easy one...winters were severe and vegetation was sparse. Shelter, most often was an isolated valley or a clump of bare trees. Yet, the Welsh pony managed not only to survive, but to flourish.
Led by proud stallions, bands of mares and their foals roamed in a semi-wild state climbing mountains, leaping ravines, running over rough terrain. Hence, the development of a pony with a remarkable soundness of body, tremendous endurance and a high degree of native intelligence.
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