Look, there’s nothing I don’t love more than good leather. Hell, the smell of leather is one of my favorite scents. And cleaning nice leather with good soap and conditioner makes for such a nice end result. I do own, and plan to continue to own, many leather strap goods.
But endurance tack that you can clean by throwing it in the dishwasher? It’s amazing. Seriously, you just put everything in there, bits and all. No undoing straps, removing bits, or any other prep steps. Just put the tack in dishwasher. Add detergent. Turn off the heated dry option and put the machine on normal wash mode. Press start. Go watch some Netflix. Open the door to let it dry once it’s done. Watch some more Netflix. Boom: done!
**This worked for me. Use this advice at your own risk. If you try it and somehow ruin your tack, don’t blame me.
That’s why I love synthetic tack – soooo easy to clean. I bring mine into the shower with me 😀
I tried the shower trick too, but ended up having to scrub it a bit to get it clean and the dishwasher was even easier.
This is why I bought the Ovation airform dressage girth, just hose it and go. 🙂 Girths seem to be the easiest to get funky gross on the regular.
I have a few girths like that. I also like the ones that you can peel off the neoprene layer and throw in the wash.
Spud’s harness is water friendly and I enjoy the fact I can just hose it off!
This is even less work than hosing off. I do wish I could hose off more regularly though.
That is freaking awesome. I am impressed and jealous.
I’d highly recommend getting some beta tack. It’s so convenient.
That’s awesome! So easy. I giggled a bit at your disclaimer, haha!
I feel like someone out there will manage to do something bad and blame me.
Oh man…. I wish my regular tack could go in the dishwasher. I hate tack cleaning so much.
I like to do it occasionally, but I do not do it as often as I am supposed to (basically only right before a show).
I definitely want a set of beta tack for this reason
It’s so nice.
That’s what I do with my bits all the time, I love it!
Works for stirrups too!