Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Cuyahoga Falls, OH
Well, as most have stated, I would use the cotton sheet. But if that's not an option at the moment, I would do the towel method as well. Just wet it, and rub him down real good. You can use baby wipes too. I will agree that Laser Sheen works soooo good, but don't use it before you ride, it makes you horse pretty slick and slippery. But as the bottle states, it repels dust and dirt, so it's really good to put on after riding.
As for your second question. A horse doesn't have to be spotless before riding, but I'm a clean freak, so I make sure mine are pretty darn clean before and especially after. The most important things that I make sure are free of pretty much anything is the girth area/breast collar area, the saddle area and hooves. I might even make sure the insides of all four legs are free of debris. After riding, be sure to get all the saddle marks off of them. Brush really really good, and clean the hooves again. I clean the hooves before and after I ride, I love cleaning hooves lol.
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