gone stiff, just knead it to soften it again. The wool needs to be brushed frequently. All parts which are exposed to the horses sweat during use, need special care. These should be thoroughly dried after every use, then before the next use, brush the wool with a grooming brush. Numnah’s and Saddle pads should generally be placed on top of the saddle wool side up when storing the saddle. When dry, before saddling, brush and shake the wool to remove horsehair and dried sweat and dirt residue. This assures the full function of the Numnah/Saddlepad, it also saves you a lot of washing and prolongs the overall lifetime of the product.
Before washing it is essential that you:-
- Fasten together Velcro keepers
Mattes special washing liquid MELP is biodegradable. It has re greasing properties, which therefore restores the elasticity and other natural properties of the wool, the leather and also the textile materials used in Mattes products. If you cannot use MELP, please use a liquid detergent – do not use powder detergents, which as a result will clog the wool. Mattes products can also be hand washed or machine washed at 30 degrees Celsius or less. Washing at above 30 degrees Celsius will cause shrinkage of the products. Please look at the labels affixed to each individual product.
Mattes can also identify easily if their products are returned after washing at more than 30 degrees Celsius so therefore it is imperative to follow the washing instructions.
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