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post #1 of 26 Old 07-07-2012, 01:54 PM Thread Starter
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How to clean a halter??

I have a few nice good quiality halters and they are all muddy! my one quarterhorse likes to roll in manure and gets poop all over his halter. They are nice and i dont want to throw them out. I am wondering how to clean them. can I buy this bag or somthing so i can throw it in the washing machine?

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post #2 of 26 Old 07-07-2012, 02:21 PM
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Take a bucket and some soap, use some elbow grease and clean them out on the lawn. Hang to dry.
If I threw out a halter whenever it got dirty, I'd have to buy a new one every week.
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^^^^^ If you add some fabric softener to the bucket and let them soak for a bit, it will take a lot of the stiffness out, too.
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I use Simple Green cleaner and soak then then SCRUB it gets out most stuff. But no don't put in wash cause I think the metal bits will mess up the machine.
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I have always used a bit of horse shampoo or Dawn dis soap in a bucket and let them soak for a but then use a stiff scrub brush to clean them up. Followed by hanging out to dry.

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I usually spray them good with a high-pressure hose first, then scrub them with dish soap or horse shampoo, whatever is handy.

A few times, when the trailer needs cleaned out, I've even made a clothesline in the trailer and pressure-washed the interior right along with the halters. haha
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post #7 of 26 Old 07-07-2012, 04:04 PM
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If they are nylon. chuck them in the washer.
If leather. wash all the grease off and treat with saddle soap or Neatsfoot Oil

They wouldn't get so dirty if you removed them!
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I always tossed my nylon and rope halters in the washing machine, cold water, that stuff that makes the color more vibrant and then let it hang dry out side :) or put it over the fan.
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post #10 of 26 Old 07-07-2012, 04:28 PM
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For nylon halters
Windex All Purpose cleaner (the citrus) or similar, works great as a pre-wash stain remover. I even use it on my turnout sheets for those pesky manure and urine stains. It's cheap and effective.

Spray it on, let it sit a couple minutes. Then wash and scrub stubborn spots. Respray the stubborn ones if needed. Ive tossed them in the washing machine this way as well as just hosed them out. Worked either way.

I like the Dawn and fabric softener tips. I'll be adding those to my wash routine.

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