Soak a sponge in a bucket of warm water.,
Wring out the sponge till damp and wipe your saddle and tack(this opens the pores of the leather in the saddle to thoroughly clean and condition your tack when saddle/leather soap is applied.),
Rub the sponge onto some saddle soap to get it nice and sudsy.
Work in the soap into the leather from top to bottom,underneath and everywhere in-between.This may take some elbow grease and you might get a sore hand but the finished result is a nice supple saddle fit for a show.
Use a dry rag to wipe ALL the suds off the saddle.
Still some hard pressed dirt in there?,
Since you’re already covered in suds and want your saddle to look brand new, why not shine it up a bit.,
You can usually wipe all non-leather parts of a saddle with a damp cloth, or sometimes use a carpet cleaner.
,,,, A toothbrush should do just the trick. Get the bristles sudsy and get all the cracks and crevasses. Yes, this job may have been time consuming and work, but a simple cleaning with some saddle soap and a sponge, even just once a month, can make all the difference.
, A saddle shine and conditioner will make the leather supple, and look like it did when you bought it.