Bathing horses

RubysGold

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We don't have access to hot water at the yard. So I can't make the water warm unless I spend forever boiling kettles
Do you bath in cold water? I feel a bit cruel but she does need a bath
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Yep, I bathed today after a ride and ponio was fine with it. Infact, I think she quite enjoyed it, so in weather like this, I'd say go ahead.
 

rema

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I bathed both my horses this morning.I used the hose on both of them and they loved it.They both just stood there with that ahhhhhh bliss look on there faces.
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Yea.  Cold water.  Bathed both mine today, even their girly bits and they loved it. 
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  Of course they rolled straight away, just to show me who's boss. lol
 

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Adrian got washed with the hose this morning & hated it. But he should have thought of that before he decided to be a stupid impractical colour (light dapple grey).

In winter I use a snuggys hood & tailbag to avoid bathing.
 

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I must be soft - I mix the shampoo in a bucket of warm water (only takes one kettle full) and use that to bath pony (might need 2-3 buckets) then cold hose it all off. Come to think of it I wash my car in exactly the same way!
 

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Cold water, shampoo - and a pressure washer..... Star loves it. Must feel like a massage to her and it drives all the grit out of her white legs.
 
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