Equipment: 5 Star Cleaning
Sponge, Rubber Fingered Curry, Flat Rubber Curry
Prevent dirt and hair build-up
on the under side of pad by brushing
occasionally. This keeps old hair from trapping
dirt & sweat, and embedding deep into the pad.
To remove embedded hair and
dirt, rotate a dry 5 Star Cleaning Sponge in
circular motion on dry pad. Wipe hair off sponge
surface with your hand while cleaning pad.
For pads with heavy crusted
sweat and dirt, break up areas with rubber
fingered curry or scrape gently with a dull
edged object being careful not to cut the felt.
Use a vacuum to remove excess grime and
loose material. A brush or a swift slap with
your hand may also be used to sweep away
dirt and hair.
Washing is only necessary after
100+ hours of use or when pad is beginning to
feel hard in pressure point zones (shoulder
points & loin areas). Avoid using soap, as you
will risk leaving soap residue that might
irritate the animal.
When washing, make every effort
to wash pad from the center to outer edges in
all directions. Simply hang or hold pad by
gullet hole and begin rinsing from the center to
outer edges of the pad. Rotate the pad as you
rinse so that the dirty water flows outward to
all the edges rather than just moving toward the
back of the pad.
NEVER LAY PAD FLAT AND RINSE, as
it only drives dirt and sweat salts into the
pad. This is true with any type of pad.
Use only enough water to
dissolve sweat salts and dirt residue so that
they will be carried away in rinse water. Then
hang by gullet hole or lay naturally over a
DO NOT LAY PAD ON ITíS BACK TO
DRY as it will stretch the leather and pull out
the inner lacing. After pad is dry, flex pad in
the areas that have not softened. This will
fluff and loosen the felt which restores optimum
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