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The cleaning solutions used on a saddle pad will depend on what fabric the pad consists of. All pads regardless of material should first be brushed well to remove hair and sweat. Sheepskin pads should be handwashed with pure soap. Some sheepskin is machine washable. The manufacturer tag will let you know if it's okay to wash the pad in the machine. Fleece pads may be machine washed. Felt pads should also be handwashed with pure soap in cool water and allowed to dry completely. If in any doubt, check the manufacturer's cleaning instructions on the pad.