:think: I have two horses, both currently shedding like crazy, and they both HATE bathing. I always use my metal curry comb then the dandy brush on both of them, but it's never enough. I have yet to bathe either of the turds in the last few years because, A, none of my horses have liked baths, B, I was never home, and C, we had water troubles for a year or two (which is now gone... Hallelujah!) :? But the thing is, I don't know HOW to get them to get baths. I've read that it's bad for horses to not get a bath at least once every few months... Is that true? What I'm afraid of is that my poor babies may have something wrong with their skin because of the dirt. I am trying my HARDEST to help them and make sure their health is top notch so they can be happy but I just... don't know HOW. Is there some sort of special shampoo that I should use? Should I force him to be tied down for a bath even though it probably scares him? I don't want them to be scared but I don't want them to suffer either... I'm doing it all alone as well. Two horses for one girl. It's hard work. Am I supposed to use some special type of shampoo? What do I do with their manes? Cut or let them grow or braid or what? I'm just so scared that it'll be too late for help...