Let's answer a few questions on how to waterproof horse blankets and determine how often they need to be re-waterproofed? No blanket stays waterproof forever and after it’s been well used for a few years, the waterproofing will wear off. You’ll know it’s time when you notice wetness along the midline of the horse’s back and the croup. On average, a wet horse loses body heat 20 times faster than a dry horse does. Moisture can cause the hair to lie down reducing its insulating effect and can also cause a horse to catch a chill, running the risk of illness. So it is important to learn about the different waterproofing products available and to choose a product that is breathable, is safe for the environment and your horse.
Before applying a waterproofing spray, make sure your blanket is clean. The key to a waterproof blanket is washing it correctly so that the waterproof coating on the blanket exterior is preserved. Avoid having to re-waterproof because the blankets are not cleaned properly before applying the spray. It is important to wash blankets on gentle cycle at a maximum of 40 degrees Celsius. Always use a blanket wash approved by the manufacturer, household detergents can damage the protective coating. Once your blankets are clean treat your blankets with a Dry Guy Waterproofing coating to ensure that moisture can't penetrate through the exterior of your blanket while allowing the blanket to BREATH from the inside.
Remember there are many waterproofing products available, but it is important to choose an environmentally friendly product that is water based and breathable. Avoid using products that has harsh chemical bases like polyurethane or ethylene glycols, which will not allow the garment to breath.
Dry Guy Waterproofing for Horse Blankets Spray is specifically formulated for horse blankets.
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