Yes, but we have one of those big front load washers that will do 16 - 18 pairs of jeans at one time, and a matching dryer. I LOVE having this. I can do winter blankets, too.
the process for saddle pads is simple, just a tiny little bit of detergent which is a scent and color free type. Extra rinse, extra spin.
For larger winter blankets, shake off as much as possible, then run through on a cold water cycle with extra rinse, extra spin. Then do again, is cool water with stuff made to clean blankets and renew their waterproofing.
I use to.
Then I bought one of the new fangled top loader high efficiency model.
Even fly masks don't come clean, never mind horse blankets...don't even get wet. Fly masks I have to put thru 2 washes. Blankets, well, I did run them twice, but they still didn't get clean because they didn't even get wet...too many dry spots on them.
I hate my new washing machine.
I am returning it and getting an old fashion agitator kind.
For years, I have washed my horse blankets, saddle pads, fly masks, etc with no issues in the agitator type.
Hate to admit it, but I do. When I think of some of the clothes that go into my laundry, the horse stuff seems clean. But I have a system: Horsey stuff, doggy stuff, husband's work clothers, husband's other clothes and my tough stuff --and finally my lights.
No washers and dryers here, our power grid doesn't handle them well. I scrub mine with a scrub brush in the work 'sink' with a little generic dandruff shampoo and then hand rinse in a basin with plenty of water. If there is any residual soap, it can help keep the rainrot at bay.
If the saddle pads need a washing and a rinsing with a hose no longer does the trick, then I take them up town and use their high capacity washers. They seem a bit tougher than mine and I would rather not break mine.
I do not. I live in an apartment building with five other units in it, and we all share a washer and dryer. (Actually not as bad as one may think. In seven months of living here, I've had one time where I had to wait to do laundry.) We all try to play nice with the laundry room. I don't want to wash horse laundry here because one - I'm not sure if anyone is allergic to animal hair, and two - other folks probably wouldn't appreciate the little white hairs getting left behind in the dryer. I instead do horse laundry at my mom's. She doesn't mind, and she has a sweet front loader that's big enough to wash blankets.
If I had my own washer and dryer I would do it at home.
No, because I live in a complex and share a laundry room.
I do them at this really gross old laundromat in the town near my old barn. Think machines that look like they are from the 70's, a bunch of cracked plastic chairs and tables with wobbly legs, tuna cans on the tables for ashtrays, broken arcade machine, place reeks of smoke. I have only ever once seen someone washing actual clothes in there, and I'm not sure how it stays open. I do wipe out the machine when I'm done, and if it's really bad I'll run an empty load to rinse it out.