Bathtime!
 
 

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

Bathtime!

This is a discussion on Bathtime! within the Horse Grooming forums, part of the Keeping and Caring for Horses category

     
    LinkBack Thread Tools
        02-27-2010, 09:20 PM
      #1
    Weanling
    Bathtime!

    Can I just say how excited that I am for Bathtime season to arrive? I can't wait to take Fri out and hose her down. She's starting to smell like a musty rag and I can't take masking over stinky horse smell and trying to quell the dust with spot cleanings much longer, haha. Her first good grooming session and bath of the season is going to take at least 2 hours I think...

    Oh and while I'm thinking about it, I was wondering, I know that geldings need sheath cleanings on a semi routine basis, but do mares need any special attention when it comes to that area?
         
    Sponsored Links
    Advertisement
     
        02-27-2010, 09:25 PM
      #2
    Yearling
    I can't wait! I just got back from dropping my horse off with a trainer for two months. I was so embarrassed at how muddy she is... Until I got there and every horse on the property was the same way. Lol. It's such a mess outside. Everything is flooded.
    Posted via Mobile Device
         
        02-28-2010, 06:34 PM
      #3
    Trained
    I can't wait for bathtime either. My white and black mare is is mostly grayish/greenish/brownish and black. O_O

    As far as girly parts, I rub the gunk out of my two girls every time I groom them. If it hasn't been done for awhile, I would wait until you can get some warm water and soap to loosen it up. Some mares don't like it, but a lot of them really enjoy it. Once you get it cleaned really good the first time, it's really easy to run your hand down there and rub the gunk out every few days. =]

    [Hmm... think I can get any more 'really's in this post? Haha.]
         
        02-28-2010, 06:58 PM
      #4
    Super Moderator
    Oh my goodness, I could not agree more! I love giving Lacey baths! Last summer she got a bath at least once a month (really about every 2-3 weeks) from about the first real "T-shirt day" until late September. It was wonderful! I'd bath her as soon as dirt actually came off of her when I groomed her. Haha

    I love clean horses. Especially since Lacey is white, I take great joy in having her glistening and perfectly white at all times. Heehee

    She has started to shed too! I'm so insanely excited!
         
        03-01-2010, 01:50 PM
      #5
    Weanling
    **thanks for the advice ricci. I've been trying to boil water and put it in a thermos with me to help with the spot cleanings. I think she'll be sensitive to the water in that area, as when I brush the inside of her thigh she sometimes begins to lean over, like she's ticklish or something. I was looking at her in pasture and while all the parts of her that are white are clean, she looks grey and black. She must always sleep with the same hind leg tucked under her, because she's got a single yellow-green mark on her hock that needs some serious whitening shampoo. The days are getting longer and the weather is letting up, I'm gearing up for it, so tired of the hibernation season!
         
        03-01-2010, 06:55 PM
      #6
    Trained
    Haha, I know what you mean. Ricci's legs are all completely white, at least they're supposed to be. Her lower legs are pretty much permanently stained an off-white, no matter how long I leave the whitening shampoo on. It's a very unfortunate part of owning an at least partly white horse. =]
         
        03-01-2010, 07:18 PM
      #7
    Showing
    How funny! I saw this thread and thought A-HA I'm not the only one
    Saro is so dirty I don't want to even attempt to brush her till I can get some water on her. I use a curry to knock off the major mud but she is filth from the head to tail. I even thought about using some of my water-less dog shampoo on her but it would take 10 bottles
         
        03-01-2010, 08:36 PM
      #8
    Green Broke
    Hehe Vida, Ithought about the same thing for Tom when I had to buy waterless shampoo fro Deamon, looked at the bottle and was like "HMMMMM". I can't wait to give my little mud pony a bath and get the woolies off of him! Even more than Tom I want to get my soap on Satin and make her the white dream horse she is instead of the yellow thing she is now!
         
        03-01-2010, 10:19 PM
      #9
    Weanling
    Bath time shall be fun time! Romeo isnt bad. He gets the crap brushed out of him constantly and he has been rugged up 90% of the season...Bause is another story.

    She is white but currently is somewhere between dark brown green and cheeto color...a cross of black dirt, manure, and red dirt. Thank goodness a nice bath is one thing my crazy mare does enjoy.
         
        03-02-2010, 03:47 AM
      #10
    Green Broke
    I vote we start a "first bath of the season" thread! So we can see the lovely horses we haven't seen all winter! Wouldn't that be fun?
         

    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
    Bathtime... Pic Heavy! Britt Horse Talk 24 09-13-2009 09:28 PM
    Bathtime! Wallaby Horse Training 12 08-20-2009 01:06 AM



    All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:23 AM.


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