Frequently Asked Questions

What does Sukwa mean?

Sukwa means woven in Swahili. All our saddle blankets are made in Kenya in partnership with Imani Collective. 

Why does it take 4-6 weeks to receive my Sukwa Saddle Blanket?

Sukwa Saddle Blankets are handwoven and made-to-order. Check out our process HERE.

How do I wash my Saddle Blanket?

We first suggest to brush all hair and dirt out of the saddle blanket. Then, wash the blanket with soap and water. We also suggest using a pressure washer to help with eliminating soap residue. Make sure you wash both sides and then hang to dry.

Why should I choose a wool Saddle Blanket over others?

Wool is a quality textile and has been used for centuries. The wool Navajo saddle blankets became the preferred choice after sheepskin in 1860’s. They added comfort, style and durability.

Wool is also the preferred choice for longevity and comfort for the horse. It breathes well, allowing flexibility within various weather conditions. It will maintain heat for warmth or hold sweat to keep cool.

Most importantly, wool is all-natural, making it the best choice not only for your best friend, but also allowing it to outlast any synthetic material.

How long does a Sukwa Saddle Blanket last?

The truth is, saddle blankets don't last forever. But quality wool like Sukwa uses dramatically extends the lifespan of the blanket. It also truly depends on how often you are riding. There are individuals who have saddle blankets for 10+ years, but an average saddle blanket lasts about two years. We also suggest you have a “backup” saddle blanket on hand just in case you ever get caught in the rain and need a dry blanket soon after.

Why is a Sukwa Saddle Blanket $295?

Our saddle blankets are handwoven from organic wool, and are made with the intention of being the highest quality blanket for you and your best friend. At Sukwa, we believe in creating durable, comfortable and beautiful blankets. The reality is, a Sukwa Saddle Blanket costs between $8-$12/month. Isn't the comfort of your best friend worth that?