We "spot treat our woolback pads with "elbow grease" and plain water in
the matted areas. We then throw them into the washing machine without
soap and we use a double rinse. They are also washed every other ride
(or more often) so they aren't ever too grungy.
After they are washed, we throw them in the drier on delicate, low
heat. No problems, & they lasted for over 10 years! I absolutely love
Blue Wolf Ranch
Bruceton Mills, WV