For those of you who may be concerned about leather care and possible discoloration, cracking, or whatever, I have ridden and cared for horses and saddles for many years. Saddles and tack made from leather need to survive not only the elements, but a wet and sweaty horse. If you think people who show horses aren`t concerned about items that will darken or discolor leather, remember this. Those show saddles cost thousands of dollars, and they want them to last for years. Here`s my point. Go to a saddlemaker or a local tack store and ask them what products they recommend. they have many, and they don`t cost an arm or a leg. One product you might try is Leather Keep by the Australian Stock Saddle Co. LEATHERKEEP.com or www.aussiesaddle.com Good luck on your search!!