bathing
 
 

       The Horse Forum > Keeping and Caring for Horses > Horse Grooming

bathing

This is a discussion on bathing within the Horse Grooming forums, part of the Keeping and Caring for Horses category
  • Bathing yearling for first time

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
    09-28-2009, 11:15 PM
  #1
Yearling
bathing

ok well its starting to get chilly here in Pennsylvania, and my gelding needs a bath really badly and since I havent had the time since I bought him 3 weeks ago I need to do it this week though it will only be in the 60's. I'm thinking warm water, his light blanket and a lot of towles to help dry him off. Will this work?
     
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
    09-28-2009, 11:35 PM
  #2
Foal
Just do it bit by bit and get everything covered... so likew have an old clean warm rug on ihm and do his neck then scrape and dry it then fold the rug back a bit and do a small section scrape and dry and then cover tht area up agian and do the next bit,
     
    09-28-2009, 11:46 PM
  #3
Banned
You could also try waterless soap....It usually comes in powder and you sprinkle or spray it on. I use Miracle Coat, it works well unless he's like CAKED in mud, then I'd say curry the worst of the dirt off first.

     
    09-29-2009, 09:30 PM
  #4
Yearling
I have had my gelding for a month, and only given him a bath once, to get him used to water as he is a pansy at that. Well, he likes the hose, he likes to drink from it, and I can spray it on him. But oh dear Lord, make him step in a puddle, and the world is over!

It's not his fault, he has never had a pond, only trough water. So he has never had to do it. We are working on it. It is funny, because he will walk over a red carpet, a tarp, but not water! Wow, I am sorry, that got way off topic....

I just curry comb him, then smooth the hairs, then spray Shine (or whatever it's called) on him. He looks so handsome!! I have never heard of waterless soap, neat!
     
    09-29-2009, 09:34 PM
  #5
Trained
Horses don't 'need' baths unless they need a medicated bath for something like Queensland Itch (you guys might have something similar).

If YOU feel the need to give him a bath, then keep him covered and do it bit by bit, drying as you go and re-covering. Warm water is also a good idea, but make sure it's not too hot.
     
    09-29-2009, 10:29 PM
  #6
Yearling
I agree with wild spot- horses don't NEED baths. Is he really dirty? If so I would just spend a little extra time grooming him :). I would skip the bath until warmer weather. JMO, though.
     
    09-29-2009, 10:38 PM
  #7
Trained
A damp cloth also works wonders for getting that pesky dust out of their coat.
     

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Bathing? aneternalflame Horse Grooming 2 06-14-2009 02:05 PM
lil bathing help plz. aruraeclipse Horse Grooming 4 03-25-2009 12:50 PM
bathing too much? upnover Horse Grooming 6 08-09-2008 12:12 PM
Bathing americancowgurl31391 Horse Grooming 8 06-03-2008 04:03 PM
Bathing Tammy Horse Grooming 13 04-28-2007 03:01 PM



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:27 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0