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How offten do you give your horse a bath in the summer time?

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        01-31-2011, 08:09 PM
    Twice a week.
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        02-01-2011, 01:51 AM
    I only bath if I am going to a show. About 98% of my horses prefer the color mud instead of the color of there coat. So after a while I just don't bath and pretty much curry and brush everything out. But after a long workout in summer I do rise them down.
        02-01-2011, 12:27 PM
    I never bathe them. I do sometimes hose their legs off and lower body if they are covered in sand and salty water from riding on the beach or if they are really sweaty.
        02-01-2011, 12:30 PM
    I do the same as most others. If they are used hard and get really sweaty, I will give them a good rinse with the hose but I very seldom give actual baths with shampoo. Most of our horses haven't had a real bath in years.
        02-01-2011, 01:04 PM
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    Full bath about every two weeks. I will hose mine down all the time though. It gets extremely hot here in the summer so I rinse mine every time I ride. I hate leaving sweat on a horse because it's bad for their skin. We have a water hose pretty close to our pasture and if they are at the fence I'll spray them. They will stand there under the water as kong as I spray them. I also take mine swimming lot. I have a big pond at my house and they love that..I don't spend a whole lot on soap for them, most of the time I use Mane and Tail stuff. Another soap I like is the Dove for sensitive skin. It's good stuff.
        02-01-2011, 07:16 PM
    I'll answer this with the full knowledge that there is currently 60"s of snow outside my window and and ice storm coming tonight. I only use "soap" when we're going to a show. Otherwise I just rinse him when he's hot. Too much use of soap upsets their skin ph and seems to bring on more problems than help.
        02-01-2011, 07:23 PM
    Whenever I feel they could use one, or whenever I feel like giving them one :) Which is not often at all. I do enjoy playing in the water though
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        02-01-2011, 07:35 PM
    I usually only bathe before a show and when at a show. Jesse just loves laying down in a stall and always gets dirty so there is a lot of spot cleaning. But regularily in the summer I will just hose off his legs and when he's really sweaty I'll hose him off, I don't usually bathe them though.
        02-01-2011, 08:36 PM
    I hose off after every ride during the summer, it gets so hoottttt. And they're usually covered in sweat no matter how in shape they are. I go all out and shampoo and condition tails usually once a week if I'm riding the horse regularly. Just so they smell all good :)
        02-01-2011, 08:38 PM
    It has been around 106F here all week so I am hosing down twice a day.

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