RUG CLEANING & CARE
Finally, the time has come to put away those winter rugs and bring out the fly sheets. It’s important your rugs are maintained in order to keep your horse comfortable and well protected from the elements. Leaving large amounts of dirt and debris on the surface of your rugs can damage and degrade the materials over time as well as reduce the effectiveness of the waterproofing system. Here at Premier Equine, we’ve developed a range of cleaning products to help you properly maintain and maximise the lifespan of your rugs, which will also save you money in the long run.
To prepare your rug for future seasons you will need to take a firm brush and brush away as much of the dry dirt from the surface of the rug as possible. Then simply pop your rug into a washing machine with 200ml of Premier Equine Horse Rug Wash and wash on a 30° cycle. Our Horse Rug Wash is specially formulated with built-in antibacterial and odour neutralising properties, which will have your rugs looking clean and smelling fresh. After that all you need to do is leave the rug to dry naturally, away from direct heat sources (e.g. radiators) and in a well-ventilated area.
We also sell a Horse Rug Re-Proofer for our turnout rugs. As well as restoring the waterproofness of your horse’s rug, this will help maintain its breathability. It’s not necessary to re-proof after every wash, as Premier Equine rugs have a waterproof membrane attached to the underside of the surface material, but it certainly doesn’t do any harm. After you’ve washed the rug with our Horse Rug Wash, simply pop 400ml of Horse Rug Re-Proofer into the machine and run on another 30° cycle with a rinse. Then leave the rug to dry naturally, away from direct heat sources and in a well-ventilated area.
For more delicate rugs (fleeces & coolers) we sell a Cooler Rug Wash, which has a PH neutral formulation for gentle cleaning and deodorising.
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