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post #1 of 7 Old 05-08-2013, 03:06 PM Thread Starter
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Cleaning saddle pads?

I have a Classic Equine Bio Fit saddle pad and that I've had for about 2 years now and I would like to clean it. Should you even clean your saddle pads? Should I just pressure wash it and then set it out to air dry? Just wondering what you guys do.
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post #2 of 7 Old 05-08-2013, 03:10 PM
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What is the material that needs cleaning? Felt?

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post #3 of 7 Old 05-08-2013, 03:47 PM
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Generally, I pressure wash and air dry.

No soap though, that's a b***h to get it all rinsed out.

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I always pressure wash our pads then hang them on the fence or hitching post to dry.

And agree with smrobs, don't use soap!
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post #5 of 7 Old 05-08-2013, 06:33 PM
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You can put them in the washer but itll ruin the shape.. I wouldnt do it unless you have one of the awesome newer washers (front loader) or you can take it to the Laundromat --id hide it, lol.

I bet a steam cleanin wandy thing would work well.. havent tried it- just my awesome brain.. braining and stuff..
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Okay! Thanks guys!
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post #7 of 7 Old 05-08-2013, 07:01 PM
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If you have a larger capacity front loader, put it inside of a pillow case and wash it with cold water and vinegar and a tiny tad of detergent. Or take it to a laundromat in the pillow case (king size pillow cases work) and do it the same way. They come out great. Of course air dry.
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