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How to clean a fleece girth?

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    09-20-2009, 12:11 PM
  #1
Green Broke
How to clean a fleece girth?

Title says all really. Geof is using a fleece girth and it is getting grimy, and I need to have it clean for a show this weekend, so any ideas? Thanks for the help in advance!
     
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    09-20-2009, 12:21 PM
  #2
Showing
Mines not fleece, its string mohair. I imagine they clean the same though. I brush mine with a stiff brush to get as much hair as I can off, then hand wash it in Woolite. Rinse it really well then lay it out to dry.
     
    09-20-2009, 03:36 PM
  #3
Green Broke
Put whitening shampoo in it (if its white, if not just use liquid soap) then scrub it with a brush and rinse with hose, leave to dry!
That's what my friend does (i have a leather girth ;) hope it helps, and good luck at the show!
     
    09-20-2009, 05:46 PM
  #4
Weanling
Yeah.. never cleaned a girth but I have cleaned the fleece on a hackamore bridle before and I just put some shampoo on it and scrubbed it with a curry comb.. . Rinse and repeat until clean.
     
    09-20-2009, 08:17 PM
  #5
Showing
Throw it in the washing machine :)
     
    09-20-2009, 10:00 PM
  #6
Green Broke
^You know, I might just try that first, cause I have to wash my polos and saddle pads too. I just have to do it while my mom's gone..... She hates when I wash my sweaty grimy horse stuff in the washer! :P
     
    09-20-2009, 10:03 PM
  #7
Green Broke
I would just throw it in the washer as well. But I would also brush it really good with a curry before, just to get a lot of the stubborn hair and grim out.
     
    09-20-2009, 10:04 PM
  #8
Green Broke
Yea, that sounds like a good idea.... Oh and congrats on the win!
     
    09-20-2009, 11:31 PM
  #9
Green Broke
Thanks! =D
     
    09-21-2009, 12:35 PM
  #10
Showing
I would take it to a laundromat personally. I don't like picking horse hair out of my clothes for weeks afterwards :P
     

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