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post #11 of 50 Old 01-26-2020, 04:20 PM
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Maybe once or twice a month? Depends how often I need extra clothes to fill a load of laundry. As long as they aren't exceptionally dirty I'll wear them again. My breeches aren't that nice, they have a lot of holes in them and stains and stuff. They're just going out to get dirty again anyway.

If I was taking lessons, I'd have a pair or two that'd I'd keep in nicer order, but at the moment there's no need.
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post #12 of 50 Old 01-26-2020, 04:20 PM
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My child - every single ride. Same with his jeans. Can't convince him he can wear either a time or two or even three depending on what he was doing and how dirty he got.

Me - every third or fourth ride. Same with jeans. Again if I get filthy or ride bareback with nothing between me and the horse but that then wash I will.
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post #13 of 50 Old 01-26-2020, 04:37 PM
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In the summer definitely every ride, but this time of year after a few rides.
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post #14 of 50 Old 01-26-2020, 04:43 PM
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I washed my jodhpers and riding jeans every two or three rides, unless they got really dirty with mud or covered in horse hair.

Two of my riding jackets are wax. One of them had a sponge down last summer for the first time in three years. I've others, which get flung in the wash if they get dirty, which isn't that often.

I've another waterproof, padded jacket that's extremely old and rarely washed. It was kept on a hook in the barn for years. I used it as something I (and others) could grab in bad weather. As I haven't been riding, i decided to bring it home to wash. I think even horses would've turned-up their noses in disgust and am surprised it didn't fall apart in the wash. It's not improved so there's only one place it's going and that's the rubbish bin LOL!
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post #15 of 50 Old 01-26-2020, 04:48 PM
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I wear jeans to ride, and they're my regular every day jeans which I wear for about a week, minus work shifts or the gym. Since I ride on a Friday, I throw them in the laundry after that, and begin a new cycle. (work pants are worn once before washing, because I sleep in them, and somehow find that more gross than re-wearing jeans with horse snot on them).
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post #16 of 50 Old 01-26-2020, 05:28 PM
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Originally Posted by SwissMiss View Post
Generally after every ride. At the moment due to the liberal application of mud (after the ride I often clean up mud splatters from my face and shoulders too). And in warmer months I sweat...
I'm with you @SwissMiss have to wash after every ride, but we live in the sticky, muddy south!

I always come home with stuff on me. Embarrassing if I stop at a store afterwards, but I try to pick off all hay before stepping thru the doors
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post #17 of 50 Old 01-27-2020, 07:30 AM
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I ride in jeans, and have to wash them every time. I always leave the barn filthy.... I donít know how some of you can stay clean I feel like all the dirt and mud I groom off my horse somehow magically transfers to me lol

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post #18 of 50 Old 01-27-2020, 07:34 AM
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Being mostly blind helps. It is the smell that gets me. If they smell they go in the wash no matter how few times worn.

This thread makes me wonder if washers are like the saying on horses. They only have so many jumps. Do washers now only have so many washes???????

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post #19 of 50 Old 01-27-2020, 07:53 AM
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After every ride in the summer, but after every 2 rides these days in the winter. I can't let them go any longer than that because I bring my riding clothes to work to change into at the end of the day and if they have too much "horse smell" I don't think my colleagues would appreciate it.
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post #20 of 50 Old 01-27-2020, 08:44 AM
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UK winters mostly I washed every day because it always seemed to be raining!

As for coats, I haven't bought any since I retired, my two favourites, which must be at least 12 years old have lost their waterproofing so just yesterday I first gave them a pre wash onto a hot wash then washed again with the pre proofing liquid I bought then the proofing so they have had more washes in one day then hey have had over the last five years!
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