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post #21 of 22 Old 06-06-2010, 10:31 PM
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this is kind of off topic, but since it is related i thought i would ask it here:

is it bad to bathe horses too much? well i guess just rinse them off. i know showers make human shin drier, but i didnt know if it applied for horses too or? like i ride or play with my horse every single day and he always, always gets sweaty. since sweat attracts flies i always hose him off before i turn him back out for the day. i dont care if he gets dirty but he stays pretty clean, but i dont like him to stay sweat. so is it bad for me to hose him off every day?

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post #22 of 22 Old 06-06-2010, 10:40 PM
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Depends on the horse, some horses skin will dry out, some wont. If your horse is sweaty, baby powder (as I mentioned before) is very helpful, apply it with a dandy brush, and then use a curry to work it into the skin. If he's very wet, using a dry cloth as a curry to remove the excess sweat beforehand will make the baby powder more effective.

Also, I forgot to mention that the baby powder will help get rid of the sweaty smell and that in and of itself is helpful for curtailing flies.

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