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post #1 of 10 Old 07-24-2011, 07:57 PM Thread Starter
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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!

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post #2 of 10 Old 07-24-2011, 08:02 PM
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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.
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post #3 of 10 Old 07-24-2011, 11:02 PM
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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.

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post #4 of 10 Old 07-27-2011, 06:56 AM
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I usually curry with a soft curry comb, but if the mud is still wet, just hose it off.
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post #5 of 10 Old 07-27-2011, 08:07 AM
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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.
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post #6 of 10 Old 07-27-2011, 02:09 PM
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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.

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post #7 of 10 Old 07-31-2011, 11:56 AM
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I also wait for it to dry then curry the legs.
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post #8 of 10 Old 07-31-2011, 05:41 PM
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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.


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post #9 of 10 Old 08-01-2011, 12:33 PM
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I completely agree with windspeed!:)

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post #10 of 10 Old 08-01-2011, 06:24 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you all! I finally have access to a decent washrack so it'll be much easier to hose off their legs.

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