12-17-2012, 02:38 AM
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Yep. Don't brush them unless you will keep them in til they dry. Those little "V"s that the guard hairs form when wet and clumped together ? They point downward and form a point from which the rain runs down and drips off of, keeping the under hairs dry.
Our horses (meaning the ones at the barn where I ride) live outdoors ALL the time. They are often wet. That's why I don't worry too much when we come back from a trail ride and the horse's are sweaty. I will put a wool cooler over them when I take the saddle off, but since it's often raining by that time, anyway, I cannot dry them, only cool them out slowly.