Originally Posted by tlkng1
Good point phantom...maybe I am going more on the idea that the horse doesn't like getting doused in cold water when they are overly warm. I thought there was something about areas that can handle it as well..something about legs and shoulders vice head (unless it is a major heat emergency)?
Well I can tell you my mare would take great offense if I poured
water over her head, but she doesn't mind a wet sponge.
I wonder if you are thinking about the places that veins are closest to the surface (insides of legs, front of the neck) being the best places to help with cooling. I have seen people with Morgans standing holding the whole bag of ice up against the underside of the neck (while others madly throw water on the rest of the horse) to help with cooling since the jugulars are such big vessels. Same thing with the femorals on the insides of the hind legs (amazing what out horses tolerate whn you think about it!!).