I am a videographer in Portland, Oregon with a love for all things horses. Originally from Minnesota, my childhood was spent on racetracks across the Midwest. I am currently training my dream horse with hopes of excelling at dressage and Parelli. I have a Cairn Terrier, Ellie, and an old cat named Winston. I am fortunate to have a pretty nice boyfriend who understands and supports my love of horses. My blog helps keep a record of my successes and failures and helps friends and family enjoy the journey with me.
Growing up on the racetrack, you notice a lot of horsemen have old wringer washers outside their barns. They swear by them...they are great for washing "horse stuff." I have been keeping an eye out for one and finally found one on Craigslist. I went to see it. It was owned by one lady since the 1940s....it was in perfect working order. Even the wringer rollers roll along without protest. I was almost afraid to put a dirty, stinky blanket into it, worried I would wreck this beautiful machine. But, it is what I bought it for...to cut back on my blanket cleaning bill so I had to give it a whirl. I anxiously plugged it in, and waited for the smoke and explosion. None came! This machine is amazing. It is quiet and powerful, just cleaned my two sheets right up. When they were done washing, I simply rinsed the tub and it looked good as new. The drain water is pretty nasty. My next go-around, I am going to run the hose out the window so the grime ends up on the lawn and not down my drain. Love this thing...I have no more guilt. This machine can handle Maddy's dirty clothes.