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  • Getting horse hair off saddle pads

    I've decided that it's time to do some spring cleaning, so all my saddle pads, polos and towels have come home to get washed. Since I ride a grey everything I own is COVERED in white hair. Is there any foolproof method for getting hair off before I throw everything in the washing machine. Or is it best to try the lint roller on everything first?

  • #2
    You could try a grooming brush, but I'd say a lint roller or wide tape is probably more effective.


    • #3
      I actually vacuum my saddle pads before putting them in the washing machine. Crazy I know, but it works :-)


      • #4
        Duuuuhhh....why couldn't I think of that?! lolol


        • #5
          A curry comb works well, too. A lot will come out in the dryer too.
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          • #6
            Shad N' Blade. Works like a charm.
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            • #7
              Wash your pad with leather therapy. It leaves a wax-like finish (not in an icky way) and hair mostly slides off.


              • #8
                Have to agree with the vaccum...my SOs mom does this before she washes my saddle pads
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                • #9
                  I use a dandy brush.
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                  • #10
                    Brush or vac.


                    • #11
                      Dandy brush or vacuum. Vacuums quicker...


                      • #12
                        Originally posted by JumpingAddict93 View Post
                        Have to agree with the vaccum...my SOs mom does this before she washes my saddle pads
                        Wait...your SO's mother washes your saddle pads? Thats a good (future?) mother in law.


                        • #13
                          Dandy brush or some other stiff bristled plastic brush...vacuum like crazy...into washing machine!


                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Rel6 View Post
                            Wait...your SO's mother washes your saddle pads? Thats a good (future?) mother in law.
                            Yeah, marry the guy NOW!


                            • #15
                              A shedding blade, stiff dandy brush, cat brush.... they all work pretty well. Never tried the vacuum... but sounds like a much easier way. xD

                              Related question: what about getting hair off of fuzzy girths? All the above methods tend to just fluff it up instead of get the hair out.
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                              • #16
                                Originally posted by Tehzebra View Post
                                Related question: what about getting hair off of fuzzy girths? All the above methods tend to just fluff it up instead of get the hair out.
                                Was just thinking about that yesterday.


                                • #17
                                  Originally posted by Adamantane View Post
                                  Was just thinking about that yesterday.
                                  For my fuzzy girth, I vacuum it followed by washing it. and es, the hair does not come out. So, then it goes back to being vacuumed again and that works pretty well. I made simple fleece tubes to use over my girth at home while schooling so now I just wash the covers after every ride. It's actually not as bad as it sounds... I made about 10 tubes so I only have to wash them once a week or so. The hair comes off of those much better!
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                                  • #18
                                    None of the above seem to work for my woolly mammoths' winter coats- I haven't shown the last couple of years so haven't been clipping

                                    I've just resigned myself to having to buy new washer/dryers much more frequently


                                    • #19
                                      I have one of these and find it works pretty well.


                                      Also like the vacuum idea! Why didn't I think of that too?!?!?


                                      • #20
                                        I always just used duct tape. Make a loop of it around your hand and pat it against whatever needs de-haired.