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    02-02-2011, 03:50 PM
Mud barriers?

Do mud barriers really work? I was going to get one tomorrow but I don't know if it is a waste or not... It is soooo muddy where Lola is. Her legs are always terrible when I bring her in. I then have to wait until the mud dries to brush it off. 5 minutes back into the field and she is covered in mud again!

So should I buy a mud barrier and what brand is best?
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    02-03-2011, 04:09 AM
Nobody uses them?
    02-03-2011, 07:11 AM
Not sure what you are talking about. Can you provide a link to the products you are thinking of using?
    02-03-2011, 07:21 AM
This type of thing...

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    02-03-2011, 07:24 AM
It sounds like you will be replacing a mud layer with an ointment layer. That is all. Still something gooey you have to deal with.

When I was dealing with scratches and putting on something (some what similar to that stuff you linked, but home made mix of zinc oxide and such) the biggest hassle was the daily removal of the mess so it could be reapplied. Not easy stuff to get off, but it gets all mixed with mud and yuck so you pretty much have to removed and start over.

If you are not having any problems with scratches I would not think adding this to your routine would be worth the inconvenience.
    02-03-2011, 09:39 AM
Keratex powder is also supposed to deflect mud. One of my boarders used it for the heck of it. Smelled just like baby powder.

This is going to be a tough year for mud with all of the rain and snow. Best thing we can do is clip when possible, brush or hose legs down daily and keep an eye out for scratches and thrush.

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