Washing off after exercise

ester

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pretty much, it was popular in the 90s it doesn't produce an insulating layer and will continue to evaporate and therefore cool so long as you don't have 100% humidity. So I think it is thought now that rather than take time to scrape you are better to chuck more cold water on.
 

OldNag

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We wash off anywhere that got sweaty... especially in summer as it just attracts flies.

If feeling generous I use no rinse lavender wash - otherwise just water.


My kids are in Pony Club and have never been told otherwise - but they are a long way from B level.
 

Christmas Crumpet

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I always wash off saddle patch, girth area, bum and ears when I've ridden in the summer. I found that the collagen lumps (or whatever they are) on his back actually went completely when I washed his back every time I'd ridden with malaseb and warm water.

In the winter i only ever wash his saddle patch if we've been hunting but I do the same with warm water and malaseb again. In the winter I only use cold water for legs and tummy if its completely covered in mud!! I wouldn't want a full body cold shower in the depths of winter - I imagine my horse doesn't either.
 
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