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twinkle_toes 02-04-2008 05:58 PM

cleaning sheepskin saddle pads
Hi. So I use a white, sheepskin, half back pad for shows and it has gotten a bit dirty :? The first one I had we washed in cold water in the washing machine with a very mild soap and was let to dry in our house away from direct still shrunk about 2"! :shock: We brought it back to DOver and they repleced it with the one I use now. It doesn't get too dirty because I only use it for shows but I would still like to be able to clean it.

Any tips or tricks on how to clean them?

I Love Lane 02-04-2008 08:01 PM

I put mine in the bath with COLD water and a bit of shampoo. let it soak for 24 hours and rinse out then drip dry over a rail - do not even try to squeeze out any of the water or you will leave creases in it.

I have never had a problem doing it this way :lol:

upnover 02-05-2008 01:28 PM

Use detergent for leather!!! There's stuff you can get from Dover or possibly your local tack shop called Pepede (pronounced PEE-PEE-DEE) that's detergent just for sheepskin, breeches with leather, etc. It comes in a small orange bottle for about $15. I wash my halfpad on cold, delicate, with a capful of the stuff and it comes out fluffy and clean! (and DO NOT DRY!) Mattes also recommends stuff called Melp but I haven't tried it yet.

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