SMB's in the dryer?? - The Horse Forum
  • 1 Post By Jayknee
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 8 Old 01-10-2014, 10:29 AM Thread Starter
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 38
• Horses: 0
SMB's in the dryer??

I just recently posted a thread on polo wraps and it made me think... I have sports boots as well that I use for my AQHA and I noticed that they haven't been air drying the way I want them to, would it be okay if I stick em in the dryer? or will that shrink them?
AQHAwindrunner is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 8 Old 01-10-2014, 10:28 PM
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: On the golden coast of Michigan
Posts: 918
• Horses: 3
I will be VERY careful when you put them in the dyer. Not that they will shrink, but you should make sure that they are thoroughly cleaned...I once tried to clean my polo wraps and I thought that they were clean enough. So I threw them in the dyer and when they were done there was a good inch of dirt/mud on the inside of my dyer.

Other than that I don't believe your polo wraps will shrink. Good luck!

For the wretched of the earth there is a flame that never dies.
Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise.
TheAQHAGirl is offline  
post #3 of 8 Old 01-11-2014, 06:22 PM
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Rimrock Az.
Posts: 112
• Horses: 2
SMB boots should not be put in the dryer! Polo wraps yes but SMB's Big NO! The heat from the dryer will cause the neporene in the boots to degrade.
If they are not air drying fast/well enough in the shade it would be better to place them out in the sun for a short period of time to dry. Just dont leave them out for too long, LOL!
Posted via Mobile Device
AQHAwindrunner likes this.
Jayknee is offline  
post #4 of 8 Old 01-13-2014, 09:15 AM Thread Starter
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 38
• Horses: 0
AQHAwindrunner is offline  
post #5 of 8 Old 01-13-2014, 10:21 AM
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: North Dakota
Posts: 5,744
• Horses: 3
I would never put my SMBs in the dryer. The instructions specifically say to air dry.

You *can* put them in the washing machine, but I don't. I get them cleaner with my own two hands and a bucket of soapy water.

∞*˚ Βгįťţαňγ ˚*∞
It is not enough to know how to ride; one must know how to fall.
beau159 is online now  
post #6 of 8 Old 01-13-2014, 10:26 AM
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: SW Ohio
Posts: 2,044
• Horses: 0
I wouldn't put mine in the dryer. I've always air dried them. If I need them and they're not dry, I use a pair of polos.
SEAmom is offline  
post #7 of 8 Old 01-13-2014, 12:40 PM
Super Moderator
Join Date: May 2012
Location: CT USA an English transplant
Posts: 24,558
• Horses: 3
If you have a cool or cold air dry option on your drier it doesn't hurt them - but unless I want a pair back in use quickly they dry pretty fast just hung up somewhere and saves electricity costs
jaydee is offline  
post #8 of 8 Old 01-13-2014, 12:53 PM
Green Broke
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Canada
Posts: 3,401
• Horses: 0
If you're having pesky damp spots, you could try using a hair dryer (set on its coolest setting) directly pointed at those areas. I think there are two problems with a conventional clothes dryer: banging around loose during the spinning process may twist them out of shape (although I believe some of the more sophisticated dryers (obviously not mine) have trays to insert to keep things in place) and, this applies to your clothes as well, it is possible to over dry something leading to early deterioration of the material.
Chevaux is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
QH needs home out west/dryer climate up north Horsesaplenty Horses for Sale 7 10-16-2013 09:56 AM
SMB 3's Vs SMB Elites Monty77 Horse Tack Reviews 15 03-03-2012 03:06 PM
Wanted: Pro Choice SMB-3 Sports Medicine Boots or Professional's Choice Smb II Boots Twilight Arabians Tack and Equipment Classifieds 1 12-01-2011 06:52 PM
SMB's what do you think? lilkitty90 Horse Tack and Equipment 4 06-22-2011 08:20 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome