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  1. #1
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    Default How do I get my saddle pads and fleece girths really white?

    I wash them and wash them but they never get really white. Any secrets?



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    I use oxyclean! I let it soak for a while and with my saddle pad it makes a major difference! You can use bleach on your pad but not on your girth. try the oxyclean and spray it on the fleece part only, then wash it.



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    When I bought DD a new fleece girth for her pony I VOWED to wash it after EVERY ride! I have and it is still nice and fleecy white! they are not too bad to wash daily as they dry quickly under a ceiling fan on the back of a kitchen chair! Same with her show pad , it gets washed right away each time we use it!
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    I use Cascade dishwashing soap in the washing machine for both grith and pads. It works great! Make sure it is the powder form.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PonyGrams View Post
    I use Cascade dishwashing soap in the washing machine for both grith and pads. It works great! Make sure it is the powder form.
    I've never heard of this, but I'm going to try it!



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    Depending on my mood I use chlorox, oxy clean or blueing.



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    I use a borax, washing soda, and Mrs. Stuart's Blueing. Works great! If they are still not white enough I use a lot of bleach and then wash again with the aforementioned combination of ingredients before drying.



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    As the stains and discoloration on the pads are most likely "organic" (sweat...) I would try to pre wash with a really good whitening shampoo meant for white horses.

    I would be very cautious using clorox on a saddle pad or girth cover because even though it may seem well rinsed, it may irritate the horse's skin.

    I also use separate pads for schooling and riding at home and keep a couple just for shows.



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    the sun works wonders...



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    Dry clean



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