Here are some expert industry tips on washing your horse blankets and to let you know that we also offer this service as well...
Horse blankets are great when you need them, but keeping them clean can be a chore. Like little kids, horses tend to get their clothes dirty! Then the challenge is how best to wash and dry them.
Dr. Bob Coleman, State Extension Specialist at U of K, said the important thing is to read the label that came with the blanket for instructions on washing and drying. “If you no longer have that label and are not sure, go online and find the blanket company, and ask them or contact us."
When washing or drying in a machine, secure all straps so hardware isn’t clunking around, catching on things and possibly tearing the blanket or damaging the inside of the washer or drier. Drying is not recommended for most waterproof fabrics or wool so the safest bet is to line dry. We only use a dryer if specifically asked to do so!
“I don’t recommend washing horse blankets at home unless you have a super heavy-duty machine," said Coleman.
Some quilted blankets are really heavy when wet and may overload the washer with more weight than it’s designed for.
Did you know we offer Blanket Cleaning & Repair?
Contact us at (604) 845-7179 for all your blanket needs and laundry & repair!
Kristen O'Conner, Owner