Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: An English Girl living in beautiful Alberta, Canada
• Horses: 0
Now, where my horses live out and I don't have hot water in my barn, I wouldn't dream of bathing them.
Previously where I was at a fully equipped livery yard, I would choose a sunny day, bathe them using the hot water shower (in halves with the other half covered with a fleece if necessary), then towel dry, then stand under the heat lamp (yes - it was a fully equipped yard!), then put a dry cooler/fleece/stable rug on and feed lots of hay. Later at horsey lights out time my YO would take the coolers off and put on normal dry overnight stable rug.
Get up, get going, seize the day. Enjoy the sunshine, the rain, cloudy days, snowstorms, and thunder. Getting on your horse is always worth the effort.