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post #1 of 5 Old 09-20-2014, 05:44 PM Thread Starter
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drying wet muddy legs in cold weather


it spring time down here, which for me means the horses go back into the "wet" paddock because its not completely underwater, and it has grass so the top paddock can be rested for a bit.

the only problem with this is that when my boy comes up for a ride, his legs are completely wet with dirty water/mud.

What would be your way of copping with this if you wanted to boot up for a ride? if it wasn't for the boots, i would just let them be, but i dont want boots on wet, dirty legs.

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post #2 of 5 Old 09-20-2014, 08:01 PM
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hose off his legs, and towel dry them. You have old bath towels and they are great for using around the horses.
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Yep. I keep a whole boxfull of old towels and pieces of old blankets just for such things. Old sweatshirts cut into "towels" work well too.
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I don't even bother because if its mucky in the pasture, it's mucky out on the trail or arena, so what's the point? However, rinsing with the hose and toweling down the legs is the best way, we do that at shows. Or sponging off the mud as it's hard to have access to hoses at some arenas.
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thanks guys :)
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