How to Choose & Use Horse Blankets : How to Maintain a Horse Blanket

How to Choose & Use Horse Blankets : How to Maintain a Horse Blanket


Hi on behalf of Expert Village.com on Shelly
at AA callister in Salt Lake City, Utah. Today we’re talking about how to choose a winter
horse blanket. We’ve kind of gone through all the steps that you’re going to use in
purchasing your horse blanket and now you need to know what you’re going to do with
your horse blanket now that your horse has been wearing it for a while. You know most
horses will be horses and they’re going to get it dirty. They are going to roll in the
mud. They are going to roll in the snow and the rain. They’re probably going to lie down
and roll in their own manure which happens. So you want to take this in to consideration
when purchasing a winter horse blanket is how easy is it to clean and care for. Take
in mind that some of your canvas blankets, like this, if you try to machine wash them,
you will ruin the waterproof barrier that’s on the top of the blanket. So this one is
just going to be need cleaned with a hose and a stiff brush where as some of the turnout
and stable blankets are machine washable. You can through them in your washer on cold
water with mild detergent. But make sure that you read the label and instructions that come
along with your blanket so that you don’t ruin the waterproof barrier of the blanket.
So take that in to consideration, how easy is this blanket going to be to wash after
my horse has worn it for three or four months out in the snow, the manure, the rain and
the mud. Think about can I just throw it in my washer or can I hose it off, will it clean
up easily for the next season.

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