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post #1 of 3 Old 08-18-2011, 09:02 AM Thread Starter
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Smelly Saddle Pad

Last weekend I brought home a used Western saddle pad (fleece, wool, & leather) that I hosed & dripped dry. That got some of the dirt out, but now it smells to high heavens, probably old rancid sweat. Was thinking of soaking it in clear water with a bit of white vinegar to see if it would neutralize the sweat & then rinse thoroughly. Not sure if this is a good idea. I'd be much appreciative of suggestions.
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post #2 of 3 Old 08-18-2011, 09:25 AM
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Power wash with Dreft. Rinses easily.

We have also used EZall on our saddle pads!
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post #3 of 3 Old 08-21-2011, 04:39 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you for your info. Turns out this pad was beyond filthy & I wouldn't want to put it on my horse's back! Never seen anything so awful. At wash #25 I did the power wash & still had brown water running out. I had to scrub out my wheel barrow & soak the pad & pound it with my fists over & over again. 41 washes later, I feel like I can safely put it on my Tony boy's back & hit the trails.
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