A good saddle is important for the physical fitness of you and your horse and can be used for 30 to 40 years. Proper care and storage will help to keep your saddle in good condition longer and prevent potential accidents because of badly worn or broken parts. Inspect, clean, and condition the saddle regularly. You’ll find some repairs are necessary due to normal wear and tear. If the damage isn’t extensive, you can repair the saddle yourself.
Repairing Scratches - Dampen the area to be repaired with water to soften the leather, but don’t soak it. Let it dry slightly.
Measure and cut a length of waxed thread that's long enough to repair the stitch. Cut the thread a little longer if you're not sure how much you'll need.
Insert one of the needles into the next stitch hole and pull it through tightly. Insert the other needle into the same stitch hole and pull it through tightly to the opposite side.