OK, for those who are content to wait. What would you do if you got there for to ride and found your horse that way?
This happened to us yesterday, which is why I initially asked. My daughter had a lesson and I was going to do a fun riding activity on Pony and just let Tedd y graze. All three of them were just covered in mud. I used the sharp-edged side of my cheapo plastic curry comb to get off big chunks off Pony, then gave up. I didn't have to ride, so I just said forget it. We did the same plastic curry-comb on Moonshine, then got some towels and wiped off her saddle area. I guess we did a decent job, because the saddle pad wasn't very dirty when we took it off. But she wasn't as bad as Pony.
In the past, I have scraped, towel dried and waited for the horse to dry so I could get the rest of it, and this took hours. I always get there really early for my lessons anyway, but I still feel like I need some better plan. Maybe sponging them really well? But that wet mud only seems to come off with water pressure; seems like rubbing it with a towel or sponge just moves it around.
"Saddle fit -- it's a no brainer!"" - random person
Last edited by ACinATX; 03-10-2020 at 10:54 AM.