- 1 How do you store a winter horse blanket?
- 2 How do you store horse covers?
- 3 How do you hang a horse rug?
- 4 How do you dry a horse blanket?
- 5 Where can you wash horse blankets?
- 6 How do you waterproof a horse blanket?
- 7 How do you label a horse blanket?
- 8 Where should horse rugs be stored?
- 9 How do you organize a small tack room?
- 10 How do you reproof a rug?
- 11 How do you hang a dry rug?
How do you store a winter horse blanket?
Before you store your blankets, it’s important to wash them and make any necessary repairs. Once your horse’s blankets are clean, dry, and in good repair, store them in a sealed container such as the bag they came in, a tote or trunk, or a vacuum seal storage bag to keep dirt, mold, mildew, and any pesky critters out.
How do you store horse covers?
For storage, make sure your blanket is totally dry so you lessen the chance of mold or mildew. I like to store my horse blankets and sheets in vacuum bags, this makes them airtight and flat, flat, flat. Easy to store when they are squished down! In the second place, the bag your horse blanket came in works, too!
How do you hang a horse rug?
Hang over something – You can hang the rug over pretty much any thing, the stable wall (providing your horse won’t pull it into the stable and trash it) a covered fence, spread over some wheelbarrows, bales of hay/straw even pallets.
How do you dry a horse blanket?
Line—dry your blankets, on a clothesline or over a fence, preferably in the sun and wind to remove all moisture. Do not tumble dry them, because any forced heat can damage the fabric. Once completely dry, store them in a moisture-tight bag or trunk until the next time you use them.
Where can you wash horse blankets?
Horse Blanket Care
- Daily Care: A Little at a Time.
- Washing: Prepare, Protect.
- Remove excess hair and grime.
- Take off any detachable straps, then place them and the blanket in a mesh bag.
- Locate a washing machine, either at home or at the local public machine-laundry.
How do you waterproof a horse blanket?
“I use the same silicone spray product to waterproof blankets as I do on my patio cushions – Scotchgard™,” says Barron. “It’s cheap, you can pick it up just about anywhere, and it works. KIWI Camp Dry® is another good one.” Make sure your blanket is clean before applying a water repellent.
How do you label a horse blanket?
You can label clothing with a permanent marker, writing on belly or leg straps. For a sharper look, attach bridle tags to chest straps, engraved with the owner’s name. Or, order fabric name tags to sew onto the binding on the blanket’s front or neck opening.
Where should horse rugs be stored?
Stable rugs are washed, put in zipped bags and stored on shelving (I very rarely use stable rugs these days). Other rugs eg fleeces, thermatex etc are stored in the large plastic crates you can get from a DIY store.
How do you organize a small tack room?
One of the best ways to organize your tack room is to maximize your use of the room’s wall space. Hang saddle and bridle racks up on the wall so you don’t depend on the portable saddle racks which take up floor space. Getting these items up and onto the walls will free up much of the room for additional storage.
How do you reproof a rug?
If you’re up for a bit of scrubbing, you can clean your rugs yourself – it only takes three simple steps. We like Nikwax Rug Wash (1 litre cleans four rugs) and Nikwax Rug Proof (1 litre reproofs two rugs).
- Soak Your Rug.
- Dilute The Detergent.
- Apply Rug Proofing.
- Drying Out.
How do you hang a dry rug?
Short of using your dryer, the best way to dry your rug is to hang it outside in the sun. For smaller rugs, use clothespins or clips to hang the rug straight. For larger rugs, you might need to hang it over a clothesline. If you can’t hang it outside, you can also use your hair dryer.