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post #11 of 22 Old 09-26-2009, 11:15 AM
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my freind throws hers in the washing machine, blankets too xD Then she just hangs them to dry.

I have never washed my stuff, as, Magic is my only horse I ride at the moment. My mom has her own stuff for her horse. Roscoe, he's just a mini xD and Indy isn't old enough =] Plus I have a neoprene pad, that rinses/wipes off way easy.
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post #12 of 22 Old 09-28-2009, 03:31 PM
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I just throw my halters/leads in the washing machine (Already said)
But I wash my horse brushes in horse shampoo and warm water.

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post #13 of 22 Old 09-30-2009, 07:54 PM
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For halters in the washing machine, put them in a pillow case and tie it, so they don't clang around and scratch up your washer.
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post #14 of 22 Old 09-30-2009, 08:59 PM
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Next time you wash the horse, swap halters and was the halter at the same time :) I use a brush to help scrub my horses (When they're seriously filthy), and I use the brushes to clean my rugs/halters/boots/what ever .. so everything gets a wash :)
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post #15 of 22 Old 09-30-2009, 10:13 PM
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There is a product called brush therapy that works amazing! I swear it eats all the dirt right out o your brushes. All you have to do is soak it. I think you canaan order it from country supply or Im sure others have it too.

I always just throw my halter in the wash. The towel or pillow case idea is a good idea as someone mentioned.

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post #16 of 22 Old 10-01-2009, 03:54 PM
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I do the same as Nancy, I put my bushes in a large tub with hot water and blech and let them soak.

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post #17 of 22 Old 10-02-2009, 03:40 PM
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I vaccume my brushes before I soak them in soap and water.
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post #18 of 22 Old 10-02-2009, 04:22 PM
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I toss everything in the washer periodically (that the horse wears, that is)

Brushes I will just put in a bucket of lightly soapy water and rinse off.

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post #19 of 22 Old 10-02-2009, 05:24 PM
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Here is my routine for cleaning brushes:

1) Dump all brushes into an empty bucket

2) Add in a couple cap-fulls of Lysol disinfectant liquid, Dawn, Pine Sol or something of the like (I have even used Orvis and anti-fungal shampoo before.. :) )

3) Fill up the bucket with water and let it all soak for at least thirty minutes

4) Using a hose, rinse soapy water out of brushes

5) Use a shedding blade/ metal curry comb to get out as much hair as possible

6) Using a hose, rinse out loose hair and make sure brushes are soapy water free

7) Lay bristles face-down to dry

I just wash halters and leads in the washing machine (with our normal laundry detergent) and dryer with some old towels so that they do not scratch and bang the inside of the machines all up.

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post #20 of 22 Old 11-01-2009, 01:43 PM
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I find that using equal parts of vinegar and water works really well to get stains out of halters, and not just halters, it also works on saddle blankets, brushes, pretty much most synthetic and things.

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