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Slow ride
Reg. Apr 2016
Posted 2016-07-10 1:20 PM (#167549)
Subject: cleaning saddle pads


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How does every one clean their saddle pads and blankets?
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cajunmuleman
Reg. Oct 2011
Posted 2016-07-10 2:58 PM (#167551 - in reply to #167549)
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I use a Dixie Midnite saddle pad under a Skito pad. Then it is easy to clean the Dixie pad and helps keep his back cooler and everything dries fast. I am not representing either company and don't sell either ------- http://dixiemidnight.com
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crowleysridgegirl
Reg. Apr 2005
Posted 2016-07-12 11:26 PM (#167572 - in reply to #167549)
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Fleece and the tacky type pads can be washed and left out to air and sun dry. Wool should not be washed.
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ThreeCW
Reg. Apr 2014
Posted 2016-07-17 1:49 AM (#167646 - in reply to #167549)
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Pressure washer with the wider nozzle (white).
I stay 8 to 10" away with the nozzle and don't have the revs too high.
Just enough power to wash the dirt away without tearing into the pad.
I do this on a rubber mat and then air dry the blankets or pads.
I have been doing this with wool and synthetic blankets and pads for years with out any damage.
Regards, 3CW
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calamityj
Reg. Jun 2005
Posted 2016-07-17 8:40 AM (#167651 - in reply to #167549)
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I use my steam cleaner after a curry to shed excess hair on wool pads...
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huntseat
Reg. Oct 2003
Posted 2016-07-17 3:11 PM (#167672 - in reply to #167549)
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The old Cutter Collection wool pads can be pressure washed and sun dried. Be careful with wool, you can get it hot OR wet but not hot AND wet at the same time or it shrinks! Not all colors are colorfast so be careful...you might get some bleeding into the lighter colors but using the right soap helps with this.
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jbremount
Reg. Jan 2017
Posted 2017-03-28 3:16 AM (#169641 - in reply to #167551)
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cajunmuleman - 2016-07-10 2:58 PM

I use a Dixie Midnite saddle pad under a Skito pad. Then it is easy to clean the Dixie pad and helps keep his back cooler and everything dries fast. I am not representing either company and don't sell either ------- http://dixiemidnight.com

Those pads sure are costly! Do you have much experience with these pads? How long have you used them? Are they worth the money and do they really work as advertised? I need a saddle pad that is non-galling and comfortable for a horse in hot weather.
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cajunmuleman
Reg. Oct 2011
Posted 2017-03-28 4:30 AM (#169642 - in reply to #167549)
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?I have been using them for at least five years and like them. Yes they are expensive! The Skito pad still look practically new. All I have to do is hose off the DM pad and it dries in no time, We ride for 6-8 hours a day and it beats any pad set up I have used in the past. My mule seems to like it also. I actually bought my DM pad "slightly used" on ebay. I don't remember why it was being sold.
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TS351
Reg. Apr 2014
Posted 2017-04-19 8:14 AM (#169796 - in reply to #167549)
Subject: RE: cleaning saddle pads


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Got one a couple weeks ago so far works great ( except a lot of hair goes throgh it while shedding) keeps pad dry, sweat runs off flanks, does not slide out,cleans up and dry in no time, no back issues. Gonna get one for my wife now.
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nomatt
Reg. Jan 2018
Posted 2018-01-17 1:24 AM (#171136 - in reply to #167549)
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I use a shopvac with a brush attachment to remove all the hair.
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PaulChristenson
Reg. Jan 2007
Posted 2018-01-22 1:04 PM (#171173 - in reply to #167549)
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 Wash pads with luke warm water or with a PH neutral soap. 
The warm water will allow the fibers to open up and release salt, sweat and dirt so that the natural fibers can breathe. Washing intervals should be every 40-50 hours of use! Wool fibers breathe in (wick sweat) and breathe out (releases moisture), but for the process to work at its optimal ability, the 100% wool pad needs to be air dried so that it can breathe out (release) the moisture trapped inside the fibers.

Air dry!!!...no dryer...
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ShellaMooring
Reg. Mar 2018
Posted 2018-03-17 11:12 AM (#171425 - in reply to #167549)
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With a similar grooming motion, just apply rubber curry comb to clean it.
After rubbing you should use vacuum cleaning.
For wool paddle, you can also spray cold water to clean dirt and hairs.
Best of Luck
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JamesWitzel
Reg. Oct 2019
Posted 2019-10-01 10:23 PM (#172749 - in reply to #167572)
Subject: RE: cleaning saddle pads


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crowleysridgegirl - 2016-07-12 11:26 PM

Fleece and the tacky type pads can be washed and left out to air and sun dry. Wool should not be washed.

This is the easiest way to wash and clean the saddle pads and blankets. And let it dry completely in the sunrays.
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DLR
Reg. Jul 2004
Posted 2019-10-02 4:08 AM (#172750 - in reply to #167549)
Subject: RE: cleaning saddle pads


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I've use a pressure washer on my 5 Stars for years with excellent results and no damage.  I believe 5 Stars are wool felt. 
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