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    10-15-2009, 12:59 AM
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Yearling
Can I give him a bath?

Hey guys my horse is caked with mud right I have lessons in the upcoming week so he needs to be clean. Can I give him a bath this Friday the water is not heated but can I give him bath dry him and throw a blanket on? This Friday it is supposed to be a high of 16 with a 60% chance of showers.
Thank you Tasia
     
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    10-15-2009, 01:40 AM
  #2
Trained
You could probably give him a sponge bath, as you could carry hot water to your barn in a couple of bottles, mix with your barn water, and some shampoo. I would sweat scrape him immediately and blanket right away as well.

I'm not sure I would give him a full bath, unless it is really warm and sunny out. And even then, get as much water off, and then blanket right away.
     
    10-15-2009, 02:23 AM
  #3
Green Broke
If it rains just take him out in it with a rubber curry and scrub him
     
    10-15-2009, 10:58 AM
  #4
Yearling
The rain thing might work I will try a sponge bath two if it doesnt rain. Uhhhhh I wish would dry for a while then I could just curry comb it off.
     
    10-15-2009, 04:55 PM
  #5
Weanling
Why do you need to have a clean horse for lessons?
     
    10-15-2009, 06:08 PM
  #6
Foal
High of 16??!!! Where do you live, Antarctica?
     
    10-15-2009, 06:29 PM
  #7
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Originally Posted by Cannoka    
High of 16??!!! Where do you live, Antarctica?
LOL his made me laugh sooooo hard! I was thinking the same thing!

Please don't bathe in weather that is a high of 16 ... do the sponge bath if anything and make sure you put a blanket on *just to dry* and put your horse somewhere out of the weather *like a stall* till completely dry.
     
    10-15-2009, 09:32 PM
  #8
Yearling
What is that in Farenhieght? Isn't 25 degrees celcius room temperature? Goodness!
     
    10-15-2009, 10:40 PM
  #9
Yearling
Lol its celcius anyways we had a really nice day today so tommorrow I will go curry comb him off. And by the sounds of it I probley won't get a lesson coach is busy =(. And I like to have my horse sparkling when ever I ride it's a pethitic habit but oh well.
     

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