What to do when it's too cold to bath before a show?
Well, we finally got ourselves a horsefloat, so Mitch is going to go out more often.
Tomorrow there is a lowkey show where we will be competing in Thelwell horse (walk and trot class for those uncapable or unconfident to canter) - we CAN canter, just not with other horses just yet, Mitch is rather claustrophobic of others so we plan to get him used to them in the easiest way possible.
Now he is a naturally shiny horse, but he is dusty and dirty at the moment and it is far to cold to be bathing him! Or I would have done that tonight. He still is shiny, but I'm not liking the look of dust on him, and I brushed him for nearly two hours tonight.
The show starts at 10am tomorrow, and I will be up at 6am to milk the cows, so I will have time between 7.30am and 8.45am to spare in trying to get him as clean as I can.
-So, what do you do when it's too cold to bathe your horses? I had a furminator arrive today and it's flipping amazing, my dog went from dusty and dirty to shiny in about half an hour, but I'm not sure if that will work for Mitch.
ANY Ideas appreciated! If worst comes to worst well then I take a dusty horse, but that's ok, all I'm really taking him for is to have experience around other horses, I'm not aiming to win big or anything like that.
R.I.P ~ Bubbles - 25yo tb mare - 13.04.2011 ~ 8:30am ~ passed away naturally and peacefully in my arms