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I'm a somewhat experienced leatherworker (I've been doing this for about 4-5 years, 30 or so hours a week, although I tend to make *cough* specialty items for adults. I've of course made my share of dog collars and belts as well Tack and saddle is something I don't usually work on, and particularly not working items (I've done some cleaning and conditioning on antiques/items that are out of use). Someone local to me has asked me to re-dye a black Western saddle that is losing its color. I haven't seen the saddle or pictures of the saddle yet, so I'm not sure what leather we're talking about (veg-tan etc). I've re-dyed tons of boots with great success, including some color changes, but my concern would be color transfer from the saddle onto her riding pants. My thoughts were: saddle soap -> strip/deglaze -> pro oil dye -> mink oil or aussie -> acrylic resolene. Any input would be greatly appreciated. My google-fu has so far told me that many folks experience dye transfer after attempting DIY re-dyes, however, I'd imagine these are mostly folks taking on their first dye project.