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post #11 of 16 Old 12-14-2011, 02:50 PM Thread Starter
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mls, do you mean the excess sweat or are you rinsing her? After all the replies I'm realizing to use the cooler when hot, to cool down, when it's cold. I just wan't sure if I should use it after a rinse but then finding out I shouldn't rinse at all when cold out. Hence my question for clarification.
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post #12 of 16 Old 12-14-2011, 05:04 PM
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Cinny drips sweat enough to use two coolers because the first one does get quite wet from wicking his sweat. I am guessing that mls is not rinsing, just as I don't, especially since mls in is MN where it often gets colder than my place.
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post #13 of 16 Old 12-14-2011, 06:07 PM
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If he isn't hot, you could just try and towel dry your horse as best as possible.

I use several coolers to help keep a bucket of water hot. My barn has very little hot water, so the day before a show, it goes REALLY fast. So, I bought a bucket with a lid (at Home Depot), fill it with hot hot hot water from the tap, then wrap it all up in the coolers for transport, as well as when I get to the barn. Even if I was to leave it for a few hours, it is still warm enough to give a bath with.

A girl from the local hunt does this, so she can bathe after every outing, and I got the idea from her.

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post #14 of 16 Old 12-14-2011, 06:20 PM Thread Starter
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Cinnys, thanks, I'm sure mls doesn't rinse and that's what I'm going with.

Velvets, you bet. I will towel the sweat, let dry, then curry curry curry. That's an interesting way to keep water warm. I'll keep that in mind should I need to rinse. Thanks.
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post #15 of 16 Old 12-14-2011, 07:00 PM
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Seriously, my barn has enough hot water for like 2 horses, if that, so I needed to come up with something else. I hate bathing with cold water. Then I remembered what the girl from the hunt did, so went with that. You don't really need much hot water, since you would add a bit of cold at the barn.


You could also do a "hot towel bath", instead of rinsing.

Dunk towel in hot water, wring out really well, scrub horse.

Gets the horse clean, with out getting him soaked. Great for the winter, when you don't want the horse soaked either!

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post #16 of 16 Old 12-14-2011, 07:05 PM Thread Starter
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I can do the hot towel bath. I like that idea since dried sweat on top of dried sweat gets grimey. I'm only talking saddle marks too so it's so simple!
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