Just bought a show halter - and its stiff as a board. The leather is dull (not wax coated) and really hard, but its good quality, made in the USA stuff. I've been looking around and found that people suggest some kind of soaking in oil (neatsfoot, olive oil, etc) or a leather conditioner (effax balsam, leather honey, fiebings, etc) to be excellent. I was wondering what people would suggest in regards to a show halter? I'm just worried an oil soak might do something to the silver/plate. All I want is the leather to be super soft and look even better quality than what I bought - so its comfortable for the horse, AND doesn't look dull, cracked or cheap in the show ring. THANKS!!