Horseman's One Step review

Horseman’s One Step Review


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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?

dirty boots Boot and Chap After Horseman's One Step

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.