Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Fort Wayne, Indiana
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Treat the top and bottom with Proofhide and it will be fine. My older team pro (30K miles or so on it over the last 20 years) was treated with neatsfoot oil on the underside and saddle soap on the top. It's the most comfortable saddle I've ever sat on. It's got some scars and some minor leather cracking, but so do I.
I've got a brand new team pro that I'm in the process of grinding my a$$ off with, and I'm trying the proofhide only route. I put it on top and underneath. I shudder to think of how long it will be until it's sweet like my other one.
Getting wet occasionally won't kill it, but never treating it after it gets wet may. You don't want the leather to completely dry out, get brittle, and crack.
Get some proofhide and treat it underneath at least once, and on top a couple times a year. If you get it soaked, treat it top and bottom after it dries out.