04-03-2013, 12:40 AM
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They actually market "Under the Tail" wipes, which are basically baby wipes with the price jacked up. Every so often I feel around my mares teets when I groom and if it's getting grungy under there I'll wipe it off with warm water and a sponge/soft cloth, or baby wipes if I have it on hand. In the summer it's fine to hose under there. As for the back side, if it gets really crusty when she's in heat I'll brush off her legs with a brush, but never her genitals with a brush. Always a wet sponge/cloth/baby wipe.
Having 2 sponges is actually part of a complete grooming kit; one for the face (eyes and nostrils) and one for the genitals. Though I usually just have a bag of old rags (old cut up t-shirts, holey socks, etc) that I use once on these areas and just throw out.