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!
Last edited by Caledonian; 01-26-2020 at 05:53 PM.