Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: An English Girl living in beautiful Alberta, Canada
• Horses: 0
I'm not used to your weather, but I would try washing him off in the lukewarm water as you describe, then omitting the Cooler water. If he's got very hot in work he will be better to cool gradually, which will occur from the shower evaporating off. A sudden dose of cold water on a hot animal (or human!) is not pleasant and not necessarily healthy.
Get up, get going, seize the day. Enjoy the sunshine, the rain, cloudy days, snowstorms, and thunder. Getting on your horse is always worth the effort.