I have the large Saba and am thinking about actually using it--lol! By taking it on a trip. Airport and everything. I figure--why have such a bag if I'm never going to use it...but after reading Tigger's thread, now I'm not so sure. Anyway.....can I spray it with Applegard as a protectant, or is that not recommended for it. Come to think of it, though, I just thought of this....I *think* this particular bag (the JChoo Saba) may be calf hair, not pony hair. Will it hold up better than pony hair? I"m totally obsessing now.