Sanitizing & Deodorizing Horse Tack with Chlorine Dioxide

Just like humans, horses are prone to infections, fungus, and parasites. Dirty tack can harbor bacteria and germs that can lead to skin irritations and infections on your horse. Regular cleaning of your horse's tack with ClO2 reduces the risk of these unwanted issues.

Don't Saddle Your Horse with Bacterial Contamination

Taking care of your horse's tack is an essential part of being a responsible horse owner. Tack, including bridles, saddles, girths, and reins, can accumulate dirt, sweat, and bacteria over time. Regular cleaning and disinfection not only ensure the longevity of your tack but also help maintain your horse's health. One effective method for sanitizing and deodorizing horse tack is using chlorine dioxide (ClO2). Chlorine Dioxide Tablets for a Pet-Friendly Cleaning Solutions


Chlorine dioxide is a powerful disinfectant and deodorizer that has been widely used in various industries, including healthcare, food processing, and water treatment. When active, it is a gas that is dissolved in water to create ClO2 solution.

Here are the steps to safely and effectively sanitize and deodorize your horse tack using ClO2:


1. Preparation:

  •    Start by removing all debris and excess dirt from your tack. Use a soft brush or cloth to wipe away any loose particles.
  •    In a pail, prepare a strong solution of aqueous ClO2 by (1) 4g Envirotab Tablet to 62 oz of warm water and adding 1oz of Synergy Soil Break.
  • In a second PET Trigger spray bottle, prepare a 32oz bottle of Sanitizer by filling the bottle with a quart of warm water and adding (1) 1g Envirotab Tablet.
  •    Locate a suitable clean pail, clean brushes and microfiber cloths for cleaning your tack.
  • Wear protective gloves and goggles to prevent direct contact with the solution.

2. Washing with the ClO2 solution:

  •   Using a combination of dampened bushes and cloths, followed by dry microfiber cloths, wash and dry small areas of the tack without thoroughly wetting the leather.


3. Sanitizing the tack with ClO2:

 If there are reasonable, pressing concerns for infection or cross-contamination, then follow the above step with a final mist of sanitizer to the underside of the saddle, straps and harnesses.

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4. Drying and Deodorizing:

 Allow the entire tack to air dry in direct sunlight if possible.


5. Remoisturizing the Leather:

 Apply a clean application of your favorite tack treatment to the topside of all your gear to moisturize and revitalize the leather.


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