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    02-17-2013, 08:35 PM
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Foal
Dry faster after bathing?

My horse has a thin coat, but it still takes an hour to dry at the least. I don't want to turn him out because he loves to roll and get himself all dirty again. I don't really have the time to sit around and let him dry. I use a sweat scraper and towel him off after bathing but it still takes forever.
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    02-17-2013, 08:53 PM
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Trained
That's about all you can do, there is a blanket that you can put on the horse to speed up drying, I don't have one & never used one, I believe it's fleece or mesh or something like that.
     
    02-17-2013, 08:55 PM
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Trained
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Originally Posted by waresbear    
That's about all you can do, there is a blanket that you can put on the horse to speed up drying, I don't have one & never used one, I believe it's fleece or mesh or something like that.
You're thinking of a cooler. Works brilliantly. Soaks up the moisture [water from a bath, rain, or sweat from a workout] and pulls it to the top of the blanket, leaving the horse warm and dry.
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    02-17-2013, 08:56 PM
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Green Broke
Waresbear, is this what you mean?
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    02-18-2013, 08:26 AM
  #5
Foal
^^ yes, that is what she means. But I would get one that covers the neck also. Like this one: Dura-Tech® Polar Fleece Contour Cooler in Coolers / Covers at Schneider Saddlery
     
    02-18-2013, 10:55 AM
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Trained
Yes! I have seen mesh ones as well. The only time I bathe my horses is before show so I usually band or braid afterwards & by the time I am done, the horse is dry so never had a need for one.
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    02-18-2013, 11:15 AM
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Trained
When it's warm out, I just open the doors of my barn and the wind is usually enough to have my mare dry in a matter of minutes.

However, it's cold now and that would turn her into an ice cube. Do you own a leafblower that you could desensitize your horse to? My friend did that when she decided to give her filly a full bath in December and apparently didin't realize how thick her winter coat was, so she dried her with a leafblower.
     

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