Funny, since I did the post. But I've come with with my own anwser. This weekend as my husband was presure washing the boat, I thought about pressure washing my saddle pads. I was amazed....it worked soooooo good. Just spray, and all of the crusted dirt just went away, took about 5 mins to do it. They looked brand new again.
And now, I think I'm becoming an advid fan of the pressure washer....I think there are alot of things I want to wash. We borrowed one this weekend, but I think I'm going to buy one.
Thanks for all your help, if you can ever try the pressure washer go for it.