Not sure this should be under the health topic or grooming topic.
I am hoping the more experienced folks can help me out. I posted on another thread about a horrible experience I had last week with looking at a couple of horses to lease. They were in such bad shape, we decided to not to even try. I even ended up calling Animal Control.
BUT....this was after my saddle pad was already on one of the horses. The owner told me she had rain rot and that she gets it every year. I didn't realize until after we got home that I shouldn't have had my saddle pad on her because rain rot can be passed from horse to horse...right? And who knows if was even rain rot...it could have been something else even worse because the owner was obviously not taking care of her horses.
I have a lesson this weekend and do not want to pass anything nasty onto my lesson horse. The saddle pad has been stored in a cool, dry place since last week. What is the best way to sterilize it? It won't fit in my washer...it is a thick western pad.