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        12-27-2012, 12:49 PM
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    Foal
    Winter Grooming

    Hello to all,

    Need information how to groom a wet muddy horse. I have a Percheron and
    A Paint and they like to roll in the mud!! Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated..
    Carol
         
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        12-27-2012, 01:21 PM
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    Trained
    I wouldn't even try if they're wet unless you can give them a bath. Wait until the mud drys and then it'll brush off.
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        12-27-2012, 01:34 PM
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    Green Broke
    ^^^ Yup
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        12-27-2012, 01:44 PM
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    Green Broke
    ^^^all of the above, except please don't try to bath them since you are a new horse owner and live in Ohio.

    Ohio is butt freezin' cold right now and it would be way too difficult to thoroughly dry a horse off. It's not worth the chance of making them sick.

    If they're out 24/7, it's going to be tough waiting for the mud to dry but that's what has to be done

    One thing you could do, to help prevent scratches and ice-balls from building up around the fetlock areas, would be to cut the lower fetlock hair back. Doesn't have to be "crew cut" short, but back far enough to let the backs of the ankle/fetlock areas get air, instead of holding moisture
         
        12-27-2012, 01:49 PM
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    Trained
    A hard rubber curry comb is your friend! Rub them down daily, once they've had time for the mud to dry, it will crack right off. The pay off will be in spring when they shed out some gorgeous shiny coats after all that currying.
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        12-27-2012, 02:04 PM
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    Foal
    When the mud's dry, use a curry but a stiff body brush is my best with my muddy critters :)
         

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