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post #1 of 22 Old 06-02-2010, 07:20 PM Thread Starter
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How Often Do You Give a Bath?

I own a beautiful white Arabian cross... well... he's beautiful when he's clean. Lets just say that he has a problem with laying down in his stall... RIGHT where he poops.

I'll usually give him a bath once every two weeks and before any special events. Before I ride, I do a thorough, complete grooming and I try my best to get the stains off.

I know it's not particularily unhealthy for him to have stains/dirt all over him, but it really bothers me. Are there any products/solutions that you recommend for keeping him clean(er)???
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post #2 of 22 Old 06-02-2010, 07:22 PM
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I only bathe them when I have the patience, energy, and time to bathe all 5. Plus it has to be over 80F degrees for me to bathe them without my mom freaking out they'll get chilled . No products to reccomend there other than a summer turn-out sheet
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post #3 of 22 Old 06-02-2010, 07:27 PM
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I normally bathe maybe once a week but right now I have to bathe Cinny every day to treat his fungus.....and it sucks. I used to be a neat freak where it came to my horses, but I think after this I may be switching to once a month.

I used to use extra gentle baby wipes to spot clean my leopard appy....they worked great! Just make sure you use extra gentle and that the contain NO ALCOHOL or you may dry out horsie's skin.
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post #4 of 22 Old 06-02-2010, 07:39 PM
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Every two weeks. But, I end up giving baths every Saturday because I do some of them one week, and then the rest the next.

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post #5 of 22 Old 06-02-2010, 07:42 PM
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l hose Thumper off after l ride to get the sweat off, but l only really, completely bath him maybe once a month, or before a show or clinic. l've heard that bathing your horse too often strips the oils from their coat, so l groom for 30-45 minutes and only use shampoo once a month at most... Have you ever tried that green tea spot remover? l tried it once and it seemed to get the stains out pretty well... some of the sprays like that one work well. l don't know how the green tea stuff works on manure stains, though...


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post #6 of 22 Old 06-02-2010, 09:52 PM
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Roxy has a lot of white, I feel ya. I do baths every week- 2 weeks. I always hit her with a power spray after riding though and that gets most of the dirt/ stains. I like the idea of baby wipes, Cinny's Whinny! That's awesome.
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Only when im going to a competition, so this march was the first one id taken shad too in a year, and so was the first bath he'd had in a year. Scrubbed up pretty well though.



Got a comp in just under two weeks so ill give him a bath then, hasnt had one since March.
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post #8 of 22 Old 06-02-2010, 11:09 PM
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Anytime we go to a clinic or a show I bath...and then theres all those times in between when I have extra time on my hands.... haha, my poor horse, we had a lot of clinics this winter.
I know there are sprays that hel get rid of stains... URG! i just cant think of any right now!! I will try to think of some, but im sure if you looked it up on google you would find some good ones :)
ooo and i love the idea of baby wipes! thats genuis!

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post #9 of 22 Old 06-02-2010, 11:13 PM
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Miracle Groom! You just need it and a rag and you can wipe off grass and poo stains and mud and such.

There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man. ~Winston Churchill
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post #10 of 22 Old 06-03-2010, 12:01 AM
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I only bath before shows. Horses love being dirty - Who am I to take that away :]

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