Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Treviso, Italy & Pennsylvania, USA
• Horses: 0
i've heard many different theories. I always just check and wash if needed. I think it depends on the horse, i've ridden horses that needed it every 6 months, and horses than needed it monthly. One of them was a morgan with a big trot and he kicked up alot of dirt (after riding he always had dirt on his stomach) and he got SO dirty there. If I didnt clean him once a month he would get really fussy and not pay attention when ridden. The other horse was one I leased this summer and he didnt drop to pee, so he got pretty dirty too and would rub when he needed it. After getting to know a horse for awhile you can usually tell when they are uncomfortable and need it. Some people said it was too often to clean them and it would strip the oils and dry out, but if I didnt they would be impossible to deal with, and they never seemed to get dry or irritated. So I think it depends on the horse and there is not a specific time they need it
Last edited by krise88; 10-09-2011 at 08:31 PM.