Can you wash a saddle with water?

Well you could wash a saddle with water,but it may ruin it.Washing a saddle with water can cause it to change color,develope rain rot or mildew,or even cause the leather to come close to breakage later on.The best thing to wash leather and saddles with is a soap or spray made for cleaning and protecting leather products.These soaps can be found in most feed stores or tack shops for pretty cheap.If you do decide to take the route of buying a soap,be sure to read the label of the product to make sure it will not cause and undesired affects.