Can I Take My Horse Blankets and Pads to a Laundry Mat?

It is not recommended that you take your horse laundry to the laundry mat. This includes blankets, stable sheets, saddle pads, wraps, etc. Most laundry mats in heavily populated horse areas will post a sign asking customers not to wash horse items in the machines. Some laundry mats may have at least one heavy duty washing machine and dryer set aside for horse blankets. If this is the case, make sure you only use that particular machine. Horse blankets can ruin a washer or the washer can ruin the horse blanket. If the blanket doesn’t ruin the machine then the amount of horse hair can often clog the machine. One of the best ways to clean your horse blankets, sheets and saddle pads is to send them to a professional cleaner. You can ask your local grain store owner or your pet clinic Mt. Airy, MD if there is a professional cleaner in your area.


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