Carr & Day & Martin are global leaders in horse care products, and are the world's oldest manufacturers of equine lotions and saddlery care products. Founded in 1765, Carr & Day & Martin have held a Royal Warrant since the reign of King George IV and still hold the Royal Warrant today. They are prolific market leaders dedicated to producing premium equine products span coat care, hoof care and health care to offer your horse the best possible care.
Leather contains moisturising and lubricating oils that are gradually lost. Instead of flexing and stretching, the fibres become tight and stiff, and will eventually weaken and break, causing cracks. Our specially formulated oils and balsam will revitalise the fibres in the leather so that they can move freely again. If tack is not going to be used for some time, it should also be carefully stored to preserve its condition.
Finished leather is composed of approximately 10% fats and oils and around 14% water, which both provide lubrication for the collagen fibres, the balance being protein. Regular care and cleaning maintains this balance and its resilient properties.