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post #21 of 33 Old 11-13-2008, 08:53 PM
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I don't show, so they don't really need to be bathed. But in the summer, I'll give them baths every few weeks when I'm bored on a weekend and they're looking extra dirty. Otherwise just a good grooming and sometimes just hosing them off when they're sweaty.

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post #22 of 33 Old 11-14-2008, 02:39 AM
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I used to hose down my horse during the summer after hot rides otherwise I don't normally bath them. It's honestly to much work and they end up rolling right after wards so they either have to be 1)either really filthy or 2)going out to a show.
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post #23 of 33 Old 11-14-2008, 04:17 PM
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about once a month(only if they are really dirty) except for in the winter......

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post #24 of 33 Old 11-14-2008, 07:22 PM
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This summer I bathed Vega twice. Once with regular shampoo, another with a color enhancing shampoo.
Gem was bathed once as well, and Montana was once too.
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post #25 of 33 Old 11-14-2008, 08:10 PM
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twice yearly... My mare loves the hose, so she gets sprayed off more often in summer... but my colt hates baths... he gets sponge baths.

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post #27 of 33 Old 11-14-2008, 11:41 PM
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Before every shows, so... 1-3 times a month.
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post #28 of 33 Old 11-15-2008, 07:35 AM
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my guys get done monthly sometimes more during summer. they get heaps of hose offs in summer but i dont always use soap/shampoo as thats what strips the natural coat oils if you do it too much. i generally only properly wash them if its before a show or they are really dirty or muddy. im particularly funny about my horses looking looked after rather than left for ages without a bath like many of the other horses around. i hate seeing the other horses around who dont get bathed, brushed, protected from flies etc drives me nuts. i like my horses to be clean and comfortable. i cant imagine it being overly comfortable having bunches of dirt piling up underneath your hair...yukky :)

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post #29 of 33 Old 11-15-2008, 01:29 PM
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Sometimes I think it depends on the horse. Vida is a roller, she rolls in the dirt every chance she gets. Sassafras isn't she stays clean most of the time.
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post #30 of 33 Old 11-16-2008, 08:11 PM
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lol that would drive me around the twist :P its probably a curse but i MUST clean everything that is dirty lol if they enjoy a roll in the mud, which jarred does, thats fine but he must pay for it either with a super grooming followed with a damp towel or a full bath depending on the thickness and stubborness of the mud :) if he chooses to roll again when we leave thats fine too but ill have to clean him again the next day lol

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