Spring is here, bringing rains and mud. But the season ‘s arrival also means it’s time to rinse those rugs – or wash those horse blankets - and remove all that winter grime.
Sure, lots of horse owners send horse blankets and winter rugs out for cleaning and repairs. But that can be costly. Plenty of equestrians choose to launder their own.
Of course, it's a good idea to ask laundromat staffers for permission before lugging filthy horse blankets in and loading up machines with them. Some wash-and-dry facilities don't allow horse blanket laundering. Others may insist upon having their own employees do them. And others require customers to run empty bleach loads after washing horse blankets.
It's always smart to ask ahead of time.
What soaps work best for rinsing rugs?
Here are a few examples of horse blanket cleaners:
- Leather Therapy Blanket Wash
- Nikwax Rug Wash Cleaner
- Rambo Blanket Wash
- Saddler JM Company Saddlers Blanket Wash
- Unicorn Editions Saddle Pad & Blanket Wash
Remember: Repeated washings can cause horse blankets’ water resistance to deteriorate. Spraying with a waterproofing product may be a good idea.
These are some popular waterproofing products:
- Gear Aid ReviveX Durable Waterproofing
- Nikwax TX Direct Spray-on Fabric Water Repellent
- Scotchgard Durable Water Repellent
- Scotchgard Outdoor Water Shield
- Star Brite Waterproof Spray with PTEF
Be sure to use these products outdoors, when you waterproof your horse blankets.
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