Getting Mud Off Legs - The Horse Forum

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 10 Old 07-24-2011, 07:57 PM Thread Starter
Yearling
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 1,426
• Horses: 2
Getting Mud Off Legs

Lately it's been raining here like crazy and the amount of mud is crazy. I was wondering if anyone has some helpful tips for getting the crusty mud off of the horses' legs.

Thanks in advanced!

"You know, for as long as I can remember, I've had memories." ~Colin Mochrie
Arksly is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 10 Old 07-24-2011, 08:02 PM
Weanling
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Camden, AR
Posts: 491
• Horses: 2
I've always had luck with a soft rubber curry comb. My big mare is always muddy, even when it's dry because she rolls in the pond, and plays in it regularly. I just take my soft curry comb and rub it up and down on her legs. She seems to enjoy it because she always make "grandma lips" as my husband calls it. She even bobs her head up and down as I do it.
PaintedFury is offline  
post #3 of 10 Old 07-24-2011, 11:02 PM
Foal
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: The beautiful Northwest
Posts: 191
• Horses: 3
I agree with Painted Fury. I curry the whole leg and it does te trick. Its also really good for their legs because it not only removes the dirt, but the hair that never fell out.

There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man. ~Winston Churchhill
Tessa T is offline  
post #4 of 10 Old 07-27-2011, 06:56 AM
Weanling
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 343
• Horses: 2
I usually curry with a soft curry comb, but if the mud is still wet, just hose it off.
ScharmLily is offline  
post #5 of 10 Old 07-27-2011, 08:07 AM
Weanling
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Posts: 713
• Horses: 2
If it's wet, I wipe the worst of it off with a towel and then wait for the rest to dry. I always brush his legs with a soft curry comb at the very end of his grooming. Then I take a stiff brush and scrub it back and forth along his hooves to scrub off the mud there and shine them up.
Courtney is offline  
post #6 of 10 Old 07-27-2011, 02:09 PM
Yearling
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Ga
Posts: 1,305
• Horses: 1
I ditto the rubber curry. Rascal is a mud bug. He loves nothing better than a nice fresh mud puddle. Shhhhh don't tell him I said it, but I think he might have a bit of pig in him way back when.

"Light travels faster than sound. That's why some people appear bright until you hear them speak."
Larry the Cable Guy
Rascaholic is offline  
post #7 of 10 Old 07-31-2011, 11:56 AM
Foal
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: United States
Posts: 28
• Horses: 1
I also wait for it to dry then curry the legs.
JustLopeIt is offline  
post #8 of 10 Old 07-31-2011, 05:41 PM
Foal
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: MidWest
Posts: 41
• Horses: 3
Wet or dry?

If dry, I use a SOFT rubber curry and then a medium stiff leg brush.

If wet, I hose the leg down while brushing it, then drying it with a towel.

Cheers!

"My horses are my friends, not my slaves."
Dr. Reiner Klimke
www.reinholdshorsewellness.com
windspeed is offline  
post #9 of 10 Old 08-01-2011, 12:33 PM
Foal
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 42
• Horses: 1
I completely agree with windspeed!:)

Custard; I love you! 3/1/2011 ♥
Cruising is offline  
post #10 of 10 Old 08-01-2011, 06:24 PM Thread Starter
Yearling
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 1,426
• Horses: 2
Thank you all! I finally have access to a decent washrack so it'll be much easier to hose off their legs.

"You know, for as long as I can remember, I've had memories." ~Colin Mochrie
Arksly is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
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:
OR

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
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
legs up when eating, switches legs LetAGrlShowU Horse Health 29 07-31-2016 11:21 PM
Where are your legs? paintluver Horse Talk 22 02-24-2010 06:32 PM
Legs... Goosen Dressage 7 05-20-2009 01:38 PM
Wet Legs RedRoan Horse Health 7 03-05-2009 09:02 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome