how often should you bath your horse
 
 

       The Horse Forum > Keeping and Caring for Horses > Horse Grooming

how often should you bath your horse

This is a discussion on how often should you bath your horse within the Horse Grooming forums, part of the Keeping and Caring for Horses category
  • How often should you bathe your horse
  • How oflten should you give your horse a bath

Like Tree3Likes

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
    01-24-2013, 07:34 PM
  #1
Foal
how often should you bath your horse

Do you need to give your horse a bath every day if not how often
     
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
    01-24-2013, 07:38 PM
  #2
Trained
Everyday? NO! Soap robs the coat of it's natural shine & oils. If the horse is sweaty, you can rinse them but no soap is needed. For me, the only time I bathe a horse is if there is a show the next day, other than that, besides rinsing the sweat, they are not bathed.
stevenson likes this.
     
    01-24-2013, 07:40 PM
  #3
Green Broke
Same here- my horse only gets a bath if he's going to a show, and he gets rinsed off if he gets very sweaty.
stevenson likes this.
     
    01-24-2013, 09:01 PM
  #4
Started
Ditto, my horse gets a bath once a year. Other than that he is left alone unless I want to rinse (no soap) sweat off him.
     
    01-24-2013, 09:39 PM
  #5
Weanling
Agree with the last 3 answers(: only if going to a show and I will spray them down when really hot but no soap :)
Posted via Mobile Device
     
    01-24-2013, 09:50 PM
  #6
Started
Before shows, or if she's just dripping sweat, then we have a super long "bath time" lol

I've heard somewhere, no idea where, but that rinsing your horse too often is bad for their skin.
I can understand if they don't dry, but I usually rinse her off then let her roll around in the dust and stay out in her field.

Has anyone else heard that?
     
    01-24-2013, 09:52 PM
  #7
Weanling
I have but I can't rember either lol.. I thought I seen a post about it on here but correct me if I'm wrong.
Posted via Mobile Device
     
    01-24-2013, 10:14 PM
  #8
Foal
I don't show but I do bathe as needed. That would be when one of the piggies decide that they should get filthy and some brushing and elbow grease won't cut it. Or when we go out(trail rides) or have someone come over that I wouldn't want to see my horses dirty.

I do rinse my horses when they are sweaty, but I use a sweat scraper afterwards so they aren't soaked. That is only in the summer or spring though, in the winter if they are sweaty I throw a cooler sheet on them and then brush them well afterwards because our well water is COLD in the winter.
     
    01-24-2013, 10:20 PM
  #9
Trained
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lexiie    
Before shows, or if she's just dripping sweat, then we have a super long "bath time" lol

I've heard somewhere, no idea where, but that rinsing your horse too often is bad for their skin.
I can understand if they don't dry, but I usually rinse her off then let her roll around in the dust and stay out in her field.

Has anyone else heard that?

Sweat would be worse, the salt dulls the coat. Water isn't going to hurt skin, if its does, I really am interested in how? Anyways, letting a horse roll after a rinse is like heaven to them, at least every horse I have ever seen. Probably the reason why they all do it!
Lexiie likes this.
     
    01-24-2013, 10:27 PM
  #10
Yearling
A full bath is definitely not needed every day; it strips the natural oils from their coat and will actually make their coat look really dull. I rinse them off when it warms up and they get really sweaty, probably bathe them twice a month in warm weather unless there's a show or they manage to get absolutely filthy.
     

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Horse Trembling from Cold Due to a Cool Down Bath? tlkng1 Horse Health 4 06-26-2012 11:14 AM
Training horse to stand for bath. Debbiesgypsy Horse Grooming 3 04-19-2012 09:28 AM
Giving a horse a bath I LOVE PAINTS 101 Horse Grooming 6 04-15-2012 10:30 AM
Getting a horse to stand for a bath? MoHoofPrints Horse Training 8 05-24-2011 11:09 AM
Can you bath a horse too much? CANKLES Horse Grooming 15 09-04-2009 05:23 AM



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:26 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0