Our wash process
All items are washed in a front loading machine so there is less wear and tear. We use and eco-friendly, PH-balanced, fragrance free laundry solution which helps to eliminate manure, urine, mud, bacteria, and viruses. While we cannot extract every hair, extra care is taken to remove hair and to hand-clean Velcro. Blankets are air-dried to prevent shrinkage, and it also helps to lengthen the life of the blanket.
Even if you choose to clean your blankets yourself, we recommend that it be done on a regular basis. DO NOT allow your blanket to lay in a heap on your tack room floor or in a garbage bag. The ammonias in the manure and urine is highly acidic so your blanket fabric is degraded and the useful life of the blanket is shortened. Trust me on this one – I’ve seen it (and smelled it) and it is NOT A PRETTY SIGHT (or smell)!
Keeping your blanket out in the sun will cause fading and also rot the fabric and liner causing it to tear much easier. So when you are finished using your blankets for the season, do yourself a favor and make sure they are cleaned properly and stored away!!! You'll be glad you did!
Durable, Attractive Repairs
Our repair shop is stocked with a variety of hardware, materials, Velcro and webbing. From patching a small hole, replacing a leg strap or surcingle, customizing a chest closure to total reconstruction, we’ve got it covered!
Don’t throw it away yet! It may look beyond repair, but sometimes it looks worse than it is -- It is almost always cheaper to repair the damages than to buy a new blanket. If we see that the cost to you will be more than a new item, we will contact you to give you the option of continuing with our services.
Be sure to check out our gallery for pictures of some before & after work and our Rates & Services page for costs.