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        11-11-2008, 01:34 AM
      #1
    Foal
    How often to bathe?

    How often do you bathe your horse?
         
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        11-11-2008, 01:49 AM
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    Showing
    Usually once or twice a month, it depends if I'm showing or not.
         
        11-11-2008, 01:50 AM
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    Started
    Wow, we do it a couple times a year.
         
        11-11-2008, 02:53 AM
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    Weanling
    Mine get baths before every show and before every body clipping because they clip 10 times easier after a bath than before because the dirt is gone. I would probably say for the older horses who show pretty much week to week, they get bathed once a week and the ones who are showing lightly or not at all probably get bathed 2 times a month. In the winter they are just little dirt balls though, it is to cold to give baths and all they get is a good brushing. I would say my horses would never mind if winter did not go away just so they would not have to get clean, especially my stallion, he hates to be wet whether it be rain or bath water. To make sure they do not dry out I use healthy haircare brand hair moisturizer on the entire horse, body and all. This cures the drying out problem and the shampoo I use now does not seem to dry them out even if we do not use the moisturizer on them at all. I use the healthy haircare herbal shampoo and on the grey or light colored horses I use the silverado silver shampoo (like white and bright)and it is made by the same company. If you can not tell I am a Healthy Haircare freak...I should be their spokeswoman. LOL
         
        11-11-2008, 04:10 AM
      #5
    Weanling
    Because we only show in the occasional PC gymkhana, we only wash our horses about 1-2 times per year.

    Plus for several months of the year its too cold to wash horses anyway. Unless you had a sheltered area or hot water supply.
         
        11-11-2008, 09:37 AM
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    Started
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    Originally Posted by PoptartShop    
    Usually once or twice a month, it depends if I'm showing or not.
    Wow, that is alot.

    Jubilee only got a bath twice for an entire year.
         
        11-11-2008, 10:13 AM
      #7
    Green Broke
    Definately before every show. Or about once a week, or every other week. In the summer they get hosed off after every ride. The bathing has reduced significantly...
         
        11-11-2008, 10:21 AM
      #8
    Trained
    Some of my horses have never been bathed!
         
        11-11-2008, 12:40 PM
      #9
    Showing
    If I'm showing they'd get bathed once or twice a month. But if I'm not I'd usually skip a few months.
         
        11-11-2008, 01:30 PM
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    Weanling
    I bathe him like once a month in the summer and spring
    But in the winter he wont be bathed now until february or march when he gets clipped because its cold.
         

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