How to clean legs in winter!?
 
 

       The Horse Forum > Keeping and Caring for Horses > Horse Grooming

How to clean legs in winter!?

This is a discussion on How to clean legs in winter!? within the Horse Grooming forums, part of the Keeping and Caring for Horses category
  • How to get dry mud off a horse in the winter
  • How to get a very muddy horse clean

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
    11-19-2007, 07:58 PM
  #1
Foal
How to clean legs in winter!?

My horse gets really muddy legs in the winter and not all of it comes off. I am afraid that she will get sores form polos if they are still a bit dirty. What are some ways to get stubborn mud off(oh I use a sponge and warm water)
     
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
    11-19-2007, 10:27 PM
  #2
Trained
A curry comb works well for dried mud although you have to be a little gentler with the legs. If you are using soap and warm water though, it should all come off
     
    11-20-2007, 01:59 AM
  #3
Weanling
Or if your hose has access to warm water, give his legs a blast! It's easier than the whole sponge thing.

If the mud is dry, I usually just use a stiff brush and sometimes lightly brush side-to-side (not in the direction of hair growth).
     
    12-30-2007, 08:48 PM
  #4
Foal
I just hose my horses legs off if they have wet mud, but if the mud is dry it should come off with a hard brush.
     
    12-30-2007, 10:13 PM
  #5
Trained
What do you do if the mud is still wet? The place my horses are at has poor drainage and they're up to their knees in mud. We have no access to warm water and whenever we use a brush or towel, it just moves it around. Any tips would be lovely.
     
    12-31-2007, 12:06 AM
  #6
Green Broke
What are your weather temps like? What we do if its not to cold os we take the hose and wash them off rele fast!! :) :) and then have ur towwle right there with you an rub his legs until ther desently dry
     
    12-31-2007, 12:25 AM
  #7
Trained
Well its been quite cold here. Its kinda been in the lower 40s but the wind makes it feel even colder. But the water is like ice cold. What else could we do?
     
    12-31-2007, 12:47 AM
  #8
Started
For show...if the horse dirty legs, I clean them the best I can then get a towel and loop it around the horse's leg and start going back and forth to dry and clean.
     
    12-31-2007, 12:56 AM
  #9
Green Broke
Well do you ahve a barn that you can close the doors to keep it warm inside/?
     
    12-31-2007, 01:07 AM
  #10
Trained
Well its not my barn, and with a lot of boarders and stuff there, the doors open and close. We've tried with paper towels and it didnt work well. Is there like a waterless shampoo we could try using?
     

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.
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:

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



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:15 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0