Well, the very back end of my mare's blanket and the leg straps are always disgusting. I wash it every so often, but it doesn't take long for it to come back. Now, I'm guessing when she lifts her tail to go, the straps/clips/blanket are right in the way...the blanket fits very well when her tail is down, but should I consider getting another blanket?
Also, she's out 24/7 and hardly ever poops while I'm there, so I rarely know which manure piles are hers. Judging by her legs, though, she's had some pretty loose stools lately. No diet change, or change in anything else. Should I worry about this? Also, with no heated water at the barn, is there a good way to go about cleaning her legs?