OK, guess I am spoiled. The BO's staff will wash our blankets in the washing machine at the barn for $20.00. I gladly do this throughout the winter - maybe once every 3-4 weeks. Then send them all out in Spring to be professionally washed/re-waterproofed/mended. I do the sheets and coolers at home, usually try for a time when husband is not around.
What's wrong with you?? Your cheese done slid off its cracker?!?!
My guys are out 24/7 and I washed their blankets 4 times this winter. They each have a main blanket I prefer and a spare (or 5 lol) I use while their good one is being washed and rewaterproofed. I can't imagine not washing them all winter long, the yuck gets hard and frozen on the blanket and the underside gets dirty and dusty.