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post #11 of 16 Old 10-23-2012, 12:22 PM
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I've heard of using Miracle Groom for when it's too cold to bathe. I've never used it so I'm not sure how well it really works. Tractor Supply sells it or most tack shops. You can also order it online if you have enough time.

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post #12 of 16 Old 10-23-2012, 12:28 PM
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miracle groom works ok. I like to just use warm water and get a towel damp [not wet, I squeeze it out a lot] and rub them all over with that after I've curried them a lot.

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Honestly, bathing in mid 50 F weather on a day with no wind in the afternoon sun won't bother most horses, especially if their coat isn't too long and you do it quick (gather a team of bathers if you need to!). Cover them and keep them moving in the sun.

I wash legs almost everyday in muddy, cold weather, but then again, I'm mean. ;)

Normally, I skip bathing for winter shows for my OWN comfort.
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Honestly, bathing in mid 50 F weather on a day with no wind in the afternoon sun won't bother most horses, especially if their coat isn't too long and you do it quick (gather a team of bathers if you need to!). Cover them and keep them moving in the sun.

I wash legs almost everyday in muddy, cold weather, but then again, I'm mean. ;)

Normally, I skip bathing for winter shows for my OWN comfort.
lol you clearly havent met my mare !
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They both survived . Only ended up taking Excel as the woman I was going to take Molly out with had an emergency with her daughter's pony.

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post #16 of 16 Old 10-25-2012, 11:14 AM
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I know you've already gone but for next time you can try what we called an irish man's bath. Get a small towel, twist it into a cord than wrap the cord into a flat knot - you need to get it really tightly wond sort of into a curry comb type thing (great description I know). You need a bucket of water as hot as you can stand to touch. Start with a well brushed horse and cover him with a cooler. Dip your towel in the water so it is damp, uncover a section of horse and use the towel like a curry. Recover the section, redamp the towel and do another section, you'll have to retwist the rag a few times as a section gets dirty. By the time you are done the horse should be dry where you started, relay the coat with a brush and your're good to go. You need really hot water and the rag needs to be twisted tight enough too feel hard, otherwise the horse gets to wet. This obviously dates me to before miracle groom and dry shampoos became popular, or makes me too cheap to buy them - take your pick. I also hate show sheen etc for anything other than tails.
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