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post #1 of 8 Old 10-31-2012, 02:12 PM Thread Starter
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Question Muddy horses...

here's a little background and then i'll ask the question.. we have no barn, only a single shed-like stall that will only fit one horse. Besides that, one horse is a rescue and is still scared of enclosed area's.. we have 2 horses, one is white and one is brown. Its raining here a LOT and they've decided to start acting like pigs and rolling around in the mud. One has a rain coat on, but I don't have one for the other one yet (the white one too lol) ...

Here is the question: how do you groom a wet horse??
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post #2 of 8 Old 10-31-2012, 02:37 PM
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here is the question: how do you groom a wet horse??
You don't, wait until they dry

Given your set-up, I know that's rough but the horse has to be dry; the exception is when it's warm enough outside to bath them, which isn't now
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You don't, wait until they dry

Given your set-up, I know that's rough but the horse has to be dry; the exception is when it's warm enough outside to bath them, which isn't now
ok good lol.. I haven't done anything and i've felt so bad just leaving them like that, but if there isn't anything I can do I don't feel as bad then

Thank you!
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here's a little background and then i'll ask the question.. we have no barn, only a single shed-like stall that will only fit one horse. Besides that, one horse is a rescue and is still scared of enclosed area's.. we have 2 horses, one is white and one is brown. Its raining here a LOT and they've decided to start acting like pigs and rolling around in the mud. One has a rain coat on, but I don't have one for the other one yet (the white one too lol) ...

Here is the question: how do you groom a wet horse??
Yes it is true. You can't brush a wet horse, because if they're what and dirty, you'll rub the dirt and water in more. But if you can bring them out until they're dry. I know sometimes it's hard to look out and see them dirty all the time, but you could also go onto eBay and get a horse coat. If you find the perfect one order it, and when it comes, clean your horse (very funny that the horse without a horse is the white one, what a coincedence) once he's dry and then keep the coat on him until you have to take it off! We did that with my dad old Cremello!
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You want to groom the wet, muddy horse because you want to ride him? Or you just want a clean horse?
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post #6 of 8 Old 10-31-2012, 08:25 PM Thread Starter
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You want to groom the wet, muddy horse because you want to ride him? Or you just want a clean horse?
I just want a cleaner horse lol. He's pure white, except for roan ears, with a white mane & tail and 2 blue eyes. It's sad seeing him grey, brown wet and muddy lol
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Maybe he's always dreamed of being a bay, and now his dreams are being fulfilled. You're not going to take that away from him are you?!

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I agree you will not get wet mud off him!
Bear in mind that the mud acts as an insulator.

A handy hint for removing the dry mud is to get a packet of six stainless steel pot scourers, unravel them and plait them together to make a wad - use that on the horses, it takes mud off like nothing else and they do not mind it anywhere on them.
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