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Early Bird Special

Beat the Rush!

Update: Due to the chilly temperature fluctuations these past few weeks we’ve decided to extend our spring special until May 15th!    Wash 5 blankets and get the 6th one free. Combining orders with friends are welcome, but all blankets will have to be submitted as a singular order to receive the discount.


Thank you to all of our customers for making our first year in the new location at

2711 East Grand River  Howell MI  48843

a huge success!

We are very excited to provide your horses with clean, waterproofed and repaired blankets to endure our long winters. 

We are currently open on Tuesdays and Wednesdays 1:00-6:00 and Saturdays 11:00 am to 4:00pm  Appointments available upon request. 


Welcome to Good As New Blankets

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Good As New Blankets

Committed to Excellence



Welcome Equestrian Friends!


 Winter weather is tough on blankets.  U.V. rays from the sun plus ammonia from urine quickly degrade the protective waterproofing layer on blankets; plus no one wants a pile of stinky blankets sitting around the barn!  Washing and waterproofing will extend the life of your blankets.  Now is the best time to bring in those very dirty and worn winter blankets.  Let us deodorize and refresh those blankets for you.  If you have a pair of friends that enjoy playing a little rough and cause mischief, we can repair those missing or torn straps.   If the blankets are more than a couple of years old, it may also be time to re-waterproof them with Nikwax rug proof as well.


If you belong to a large training or boarding barn, be sure to check out our "Barn Ambassador" program.  It's a great way to get a discount and with enough blankets, we will be happy to pick up and deliver (see  our services page for more details.)


Our shop hours are limited at this time.  We are consistently staffed on Tuesday and Wednesdays from 1:00pm until 6:00pm as well as Saturdays between 11:00am and 4:00pm.   Call anytime to set up an appointment for a different day or time at (517) 404-6336.

Our address is 2711 E. Grand River Avenue, Howell MI 48843.  Come by and check out our new location, we look forward to meeting you!

About Us

Hello!  My name is Cheryl Root.  Eleven years ago, my daughter Charley and I started Good As New Blankets to provide a much needed washing and repair service to local farms.  Since then, we have grown and expanded our service area to include the surrounding counties.  We are excited to announce the acquisition of Horse Blanket Headquarters equipment to help support our continued growth.   We believe that all of our customers deserve the highest level of service, and we are committed to providing just that.


Explore the rest of our site to learn more about what we have to offer, and get in touch with any questions. Good As New Blankets is here for you.


Our Services

Here’s What We Provide

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Washing and Waterproofing

Cleaning products designed specifically for horsewear

Sewing Machine


Highest quality materials

Pick up and delivery

Schedule  a time

We apologize, but providing a weekly scheduled pick up location has been proven to be more difficult than anticipated.  Please be patient with us as we try to work out the logistics to make this possible.  In the meantime, I will try to accommodate your needs by scheduling an individual meeting time for multiple blanket drop off when possible.   For larger orders, we will be happy to schedule a specific time for your barn with a minimum order of 25 blankets.  Hourly and mileage rates will apply for any pick ups beyond a 10 mile radius of downtown Howell Michigan. 

We are happy to announce that we are continuing the " Barn Ambassador" program initiated by Horse Blanket Headquarters.  Electing 1 person to collect, organize and manage the blanket pick up delivery process benefits both your farm and our services.  Choosing to become the "Barn Ambassador" entitles you to a free blanket wash for every 10 blankets we pick up.  Due to the large volume of blankets we receive, it is imperative that each blanket be tagged with the owner's name, number, description and services requested.  This process can be labor intensive for our staff so we have adjusted our per blanket pricing to reflect the additional cost effective August 1st (see pricing list).  The good news is that you can avoid this increased price by simply filling out the tags before dropping your blankets.  To receive the blanket discount, please download our blanket tags to attach to each blanket and fill out our spreadsheet to identify individual owners within a farm.  Call for more details.

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