How to clean legs in winter!?

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  • How to dry wet horses legs in winter
  • Should i hose mud off my horses legs

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    11-19-2007, 06:58 PM
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)
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    11-19-2007, 09:27 PM
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, 12:59 AM
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, 07:48 PM
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, 09:13 PM
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.
    12-30-2007, 11:06 PM
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
    12-30-2007, 11:25 PM
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?
    12-30-2007, 11:47 PM
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.
    12-30-2007, 11:56 PM
Green Broke
Well do you ahve a barn that you can close the doors to keep it warm inside/?
    12-31-2007, 12:07 AM
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?

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