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horsegooroo15 01-30-2011 02:44 PM

Is it too cold to bathe this afternoon? 70 degrees and breezy?
 
Its between 71-73 here in dallas today and breezy. great wether not sure if it is quite warm enough for bathing outside w/o heated water. really wanted to body clip tomorrow though

Jacksmama 01-30-2011 03:33 PM

Personally, I wouldn't. Even though they have fur It'd be awfully cold for until they dry unless you have heated water and/or heated barn area. Every spring I go nuts waiting for it to be warm enough,lol.

justjump 01-30-2011 03:37 PM

not at all, I gave my horse a bath yesterday and it was 69 and sunny.

AlexS 01-30-2011 04:48 PM

71-73o is spring/summer weather to many of us, I would definately give him a bath and not worry about it at all. Heck I'd have a tank top and flip flops on!

Poseidon 01-30-2011 05:40 PM

Man, I would be playing in the water outside if it were 70 right now. With windchill, it's like -25..

Spastic_Dove 01-30-2011 06:22 PM

It would depend on how hairy he was for me. If he his clipped he should dry out quickly and I would say go for it. I would think he wouldnt have too much of a coat in Texas.

If he was a hairball like mine, I'd wait because I would be worried about him drying quick enough

ScharmLily 01-30-2011 07:52 PM

I personally wouldn't, even though 70 degrees sounds awesome right now (it's going to be a balmy 9 degrees tonight). I tried to bathe my gelding in that kind of weather once, and without having heated water, he started shivering.

mom2pride 01-30-2011 08:37 PM

I would say do a bucket bath, or bathe and blanketing and he should be fine.

Countrylady1071 01-31-2011 04:47 PM

that kind of weather is normal summer for me.. i've bathed my horse without heated water when it was 70s out, and didn't have a problem with him shivering or anything. then again i guess maybe horses that live in different temps/climate would handle it differently so maybe for your horse it would seem too cold? i'm not sure.

musicalmarie1 01-31-2011 11:09 PM

My mom would do it, though I probably wouldn't. Not because I think it's too cold, but just because I hate washing that winter coat. And while it was warm and nice this past weekend (70, like yours) and I desperately wanted to bathe them, it's also about to get cold again, and I hated to think about washing that coat only for it to stay bushy :P I like making them sleek and shiny.


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