Originally Posted by BreannaMarie
I was talking about for in the summer like before show, I usually wash him at home the day before show and put him in the barn by he has a habit of laying down in the stall at home. I have a sleazy to put on him the morning of the show but my 4h leader doesnt want me to put it on him while he's at home in the stall incase he goes to the bathroom then lays down they want me to put a waterproof sheet on him so it doesnt soak through the slinky it would only be on him for the night before show in the stall at home
Still not a good idea. Especially in a barn, there isn't even a breeze to help. It isn't breathable, and if he sweats (which is inevitable...not only with heat, but with the stress that horses get from being stalled), he'll be very uncomfortable. I have never had an issue with a stall mess leaking through a sheet.
If he lies down, he lies down. There are ways of cleaning up stains on his coat, without re-bathing, and without making him suffer through the night with a sheet that is too hot.