Just like our skin, leather dries out quickly in ultra-dry winter air. It breaks down and cracks in critical areas like stirrup leathers, cinch straps and connecting pieces. Then, in humid spring and summer air, mold attacks leather, literally eating away at it. Both of these factors can weaken leather creating unsafe conditions for riders, who expect their leather tack to not break while attempting athletic moves with their horses. Leather Therapy Restorer & Conditioner has been proven in tests to strengthen and protect leather against dry winter and humid summer conditions!
Independent tests conducted by the Leather Industries Research Laboratory / University of Cincinnati for a major leather tannery showed that dry skirting leather soaked in Leather Therapy Restorer & Conditioner proved 36% stronger than the same leather as it came from the tannery. The tests were conducted as an extension of the tannery’s quality control measures.
Samples of vegetable-tanned skirting leather supplied by the tannery were treated with Leather Therapy Conditioner and Leather Therapy Wash, then broken on an Instron to test tensile strength. According to the lab’s final report showing that the Leather Therapy products actually helped strengthen the treated leather, the Leather Therapy sample broke at 4900 pounds per square inch compared to 3600 pounds per square inch on skirting leather from the same hide. Keeping leather strong is an important safety issue for equestrians, one of Leather Therapy’s primary markets. Leather Therapy is capable of keeping your tack strong and supple – it is not a simple cosmetic product. When leather starts to dry out or face the effects of mold, Leather Therapy offers a real value support system for owners of cherished leather tack.