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I love to clean leather. I love leather cleaners and conditioners. I’m not sure exactly what the fascination is, but there is one. I don’t clean my tack or boots nearly as often as I should for as much money as I spend on cleaners and conditioners.
Horseman‘s One Step seemed like a dream come true. A cream in a tub that cleans and conditions? No sticky residue? A satin sheen? Why not?
My first thoughts on this product after opening it: 1. This doesn’t smell like anything (sadness). and 2. This jar is cheaply made and doesn’t feel luxurious to use. If we are going to put a product on expensive tack, we want it to present itself a little more elegantly. Our peanut butter jar is made of nicer plastic…
While neither of those are important, both are bonuses to products. Nice packaging and a good smell gets me every time.
Now on to the important stuff. This product is a cream that comes in a twist off jar. It does not come with any sponges to clean.
How does it clean?
Horseman’s One Step doesn’t require a lot of product to get the job done. This product did clean decently for a cleaner/conditioner. It does leave dirt however, no matter how hard you rub and even after several repeated applications. It does leave a nice texture to the leather after cleaning and gives a nice satin finish with no need for additional conditioners and seemed to soften the leather well. Though this product claimed to have no sticky residue, I found it is slightly tacky on leather and that it attracts dirt a bit (which is not what anyone wants in a cleaner).
So the verdict on Horseman’s One Step is that it appears to clean well when it actually doesn’t clean great. It is a useful product if you wipe your tack down every time you use it, but for really dirty items (like boots) it doesn’t really do the trick.