Wednesday, September 22, 2010

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Wednesday, May 05, 2010

The Paddock Saddlery Anniversary Sale



A 24 Karat Event!
MAY 6 - 9, 2010

The more you buy, the more you save at our store-wide event!

Buy more than $200 , Save 20% - use promo code 24KARAT2
Buy more than $100 , Save 15% - use promo code 24KARAT1
Buy more than $ 50 , Save 10% - use promo code 24KARAT5

Enter promo codes during online checkout!

*Does not apply to prior sales and orders, saddles, custom or consigned items.
Discount applies to merchandise totals, excluding any service fees, taxes or shipping.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Winter Blanket Care

Remember back when winter started, and the nighttime temps dropped so low that you needed to drag out your horse’s blanket? Did you realize then that you had forgotten to wash it? Oops. Don’t let that happen this year!

This time of year, blankets can start taking on a whole new look. They stop matching the rest of your horse’s wardrobe, and start matching the mud outside. And the inside? By now, it’s probably a bit grey, possibly a tad sticky, and generally gross, especially if you’ve not washed it earlier in the season. If neglected, this can lead to skin conditions and other cooties.

Many Winter Blankets are waterproof, and require some special care to maintain their waterproof properties. So, first check with your blanket manufacturer or check the tag!

Step 1: Brush off as much mud as you can. This makes it easier to transport, and easier on the washer!

Step 2: Find a washer large enough for your blanket. Front-Load washers usually work best. If you are lucky enough to have a washer large enough, make sure nobody will mind (Moms & husbands usually don’t like horse stuff in the house washer!) If you have to go to a Laundromat, check to make sure they have a washer available for horse blankets.

Step 3: Stuff the blanket in. Make sure settings are adjusted for a COLD wash and COLD Rinse. Add detergent made for blankets, that won’t ruin the waterproof membrane. We like Rambo Wash as well as Eqyss Micro-Tek Wrap & Blanket Wash. Usually an ounce or two is plenty for washing a blanket. Check the directions on the bottle.

When washing our own horse’s blankets, we like to add an extra rinse to make sure all the soap is out, and maximum spin to get most of the water out!

Step 4: When wash cycle is complete, take blanket out and hang to air-dry. Never put a waterproof blanket in the dryer! It usually takes only a day or so to dry.

Step 5: Once the blanket is completely dry, neatly fold or roll your blanket and put inside a zippered blanket bag or storage tote for the summer!

Now go and enjoy your summer! When Winter rolls around again next year, you will have a fresh & clean blanket for your horse – on the day you need it!