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tlvmiller 01-26-2012 08:12 PM

HELP matted mud on legs
 
i just bought a horse who has not had the best of care. he was in a very muddy paddock and has mud matted on the sides of his hind legs. what would be the best way to get it out ? should i just clip his legs? i could just let it shed off but it is so bad i am afraid it is pulling the hair.

Corporal 01-26-2012 08:16 PM

Try Showsheen or Pink. You'll probably use a lot of the bottle, just so ya know, but it will clean it up. Where I live I'd leave it for protection from the weather. It really bothers us more than it bothers them, and it will shed out in the Spring. =D

tlvmiller 01-26-2012 08:26 PM

as long as its not bothering him i can deal with it till spring but i am going to still try to get some of it out thanks so much i will try one of the two

Allison Finch 01-26-2012 08:29 PM

Let it dry and rub it with a rubber curry. It will get the chunks out. Then brush.

Horselover1215 01-26-2012 08:38 PM

Try a soft rubber curry. Be gentle though cause it can pull on his legs. Use a shampoo also :D

tlvmiller 01-26-2012 09:25 PM

thanks i will try all of your suggestions

goneriding 01-26-2012 10:09 PM

Use a damp warm sponge....

xXSerendipityXx 01-26-2012 10:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by goneriding (Post 1328161)
Use a damp warm sponge....

^^^Exactly what I would do:D &SCRUB! :-P

Ladytrails 01-26-2012 10:22 PM

All of the above will work. I like to get a kitchen scrubby - the kind that are like plastic netting in a little ball -- they work to scratch the dried mud off without scratching the legs. They'll also work with water to scrub it off with a little more "bite" than a sponge.

tlvmiller 01-27-2012 07:33 PM

we just brought him home today and started to get some of the mud off.we made some good progress just by using the rubber curry. might try some soap and water in a couple of days.it is suppose to warm up


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