Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Where the red fern grows....
Unless your showing all year or have a real reason, body clipping and bathing isn't a worry nor a necessity. As what others have said, spot clean, curry, let mud dry and then brush off.
Check the hooves, clean mud out and ensure all is well. Let the horse be a horse on their off time, they appreciate it and I think it is better for them.
“They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."
- Benjamin Franklin, Historical Review of Pennsylvania, 1759