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Saddle Warranty

 

We have supplied to you a saddle which every possible care has been taken by the manufacturer to ensure consistency and quality of this product.  Before using your saddle for the first time you must protect it. For best results we recommend a light coating of Albion balm all over. For further care and cleaning information please see below.

 

All our saddlery products carry a comprehensive warranty that covers:

 

FAULTY MATERIALS AND BAD WORKMANSHIP

 

In the unlikely event of any warranty claim:

 

Approved warranty, replacement or repair will be carried out as necessary, free of charge to yourself upon:

1. Proof of original purchase AND

2. Acceptance of examination by authorized persons.

 

Any unauthorised repairs or alterations will automatically cancel this warranty.

 

Period of full Warranty

 

The tree (5 years) – for breakage while subject to normal usage and conditions.

 

All other components (2 years) – for manufacturing errors or component defects.

 

Our warranty does not cover:

 

DAMAGE CLAIMS CAUSED BY: ABUSE, NEGLECT, LACK OF MAINTENANCE OR WEAR AND TEAR

 

ALBION TREES ARE NOT SUITABLE FOR ADJUSTMENT BY PRESSURE MACHINES, ADJUSTMENTS MADE BY UNAUTHORISED PERSONS WILL AUTOMATICALLY CANCEL ALL WARRANTIES.

 

Saddle Maintenance Essential Guidelines

 

Caring for Leather

 

Your saddle is made from natural leathers. In order to keep it looking and feeling at its best it must be  cared for every time it is used. A carefully maintained saddle will feel soft and supple for years to come.

Leather is a perishable material, if it is not cleaned and greased regularly the life expectancy of a saddle is greatly reduced and will contribute to colour loss, premature ageing of stitching and leather.

Leather that is not cared for will become discoloured, dry, brittle, and will crack. There are many reasons why leather becomes damaged.  Sweat from the horse and rider when not removed, excessive heat, sun damage, extremely damp conditions and complete lack of maintenance being the most common.

Please note lack of maintenance will invalidate your warranty.

 

Albion Leather Soap

First remove the excess sweat and mud with a soft cloth dampened with tepid water. Apply soap

sparingly with a damp cloth, not a wet cloth.  Do not use for calf skin. For calf skin wipe only

with a damp cloth and balm as required. Calf skin products will be identified. 

 

Albion Leather Balm

Apply sparingly with a cloth or sponge, when  necessary, to saddle leather that is clean and dry.

Always keep leather at room temperature. 

 

Panel Maintenance 

Our panels are filled with pure new white wool and are stuffed to a medium consistency in order to

mould gently to the horses back. We recommend that a new saddle is checked after approximately

12 weeks as the wool will settle to the horses shape. All wool flocked saddles should be completely reflocked after 2 to 3 years of use.