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Also rinse them in hot weather
6/23/2014 11:32:28 PM
soap only very occasionally, we do rinse the lather off them after every ride
6/23/2014 10:20:28 PM
mainly because our indoor arena gets stuffy really quick
6/23/2014 8:31:55 PM
Frequent grooming cleans his coat and allows the oils in his skin to keep it hydrated and healthy
6/23/2014 8:16:55 PM
Irregular times based on need.
6/23/2014 8:05:26 PM
I groom before riding and he gets rinsed or a full bath after each ride; depends on length of ride.
6/23/2014 7:30:09 PM
Hosed off after work, bathed weekly
6/23/2014 6:44:20 PM
6/23/2014 5:17:59 PM
never bath my horse will rinse off on hot days when sweaty. Good brushing is better
6/23/2014 4:42:47 PM
I rinse off sweat, no shampoo. Only use soap a couple of times a year.
6/23/2014 4:42:33 PM
Baths before every show or every week or so as needed when it's hot
6/23/2014 1:51:25 PM
Soap one to two times/week, H2O after every ride.
6/23/2014 11:27:27 AM
I live in FL and if my horse is sweating during those hot and humid days, I just give her a rinse.
6/23/2014 9:22:53 AM
My filly is in a large pasture and does not get very dirty so we do few baths.
6/23/2014 9:10:49 AM
My horse has issues in hot weather.
6/23/2014 7:21:34 AM
After hard work or before a show
6/22/2014 10:44:19 PM
Mine are trail/pet horses. They get washed when it rains.
6/22/2014 6:50:21 PM
I also rinse my horse off after a ride on a hot day, but living in Alaska, that sometimes isn
6/22/2014 5:44:57 PM
I usually sponge off sweat, and scrape after. Then allow him to roll to his hearts content.
6/22/2014 3:58:20 PM
Whenever salt, sweat and dirt build up enough to be an irritation.
6/22/2014 3:07:03 PM
Plus he gets rinsed if he's hot during the day if I'm at the barn, especially if he's sweaty at all
6/22/2014 1:19:34 PM
I may just rinse the sweaty areas to clean off dirt ans sweat. Wash with equine soap before a show.
6/22/2014 9:58:33 AM
rinse to cool down and get off saddlemarks, soap bath before shows or clinics
6/22/2014 9:46:38 AM
i sponge off most times so his feet arent soaked in water
6/22/2014 9:40:27 AM
Hosed off twice a day during summer, here in Southern AZ
6/21/2014 7:06:23 PM
but my Friesian's mane is washed once a week during the summer
6/21/2014 11:35:47 AM
you should wash your horse after every ride because he will get all sweaty easily
6/21/2014 9:38:04 AM
He gets rinsed off if he is really hot and/or sweaty
6/21/2014 9:19:17 AM
I bath my horse after a lesson or any ride that he worked really hard in
6/21/2014 8:43:37 AM
It's frequently 95 degrees by the time we get done riding - I HAVE to rinse him!
6/20/2014 11:00:02 PM
If sweaty no soap,if dirty soap, if showing soap
6/20/2014 10:54:40 PM
My gray gets bath before a ride sometimes too
6/20/2014 7:01:15 PM
Bathing during warm weather and before shows, but rinse sweat off after every ride.
6/20/2014 4:56:12 PM
Rinse after sweaty ride, bathe occasionally
6/20/2014 4:47:49 PM
During colder months, it is only done when temps are over 40F.
6/20/2014 2:27:34 PM
Also a bath before shows
6/20/2014 12:08:00 PM
Rinsed after rides on hot days, baths with soap before shows
6/20/2014 10:52:27 AM
Rinsed without soap
6/20/2014 6:30:36 AM
Saddle patch and sweaty bits
6/20/2014 4:13:33 AM
Bath once a year, rinse off when sweating
6/19/2014 7:32:21 PM
They do get regular grooming, and all the rolling in grass and dirt they want.
6/19/2014 7:25:15 PM
Being black he gets hot and sweaty quickly
6/19/2014 4:33:25 PM
in the hot summer, everyday its really hot
6/19/2014 3:08:39 PM
I don't use soap more than 5-6/yr, but sponge and/or rinse away sweat after exercise.
6/19/2014 2:50:27 PM
i only bathe my horse before shows
6/19/2014 11:50:45 AM
If they are in need of one as well. My one mare gets magnesium baths to help with achiness.
6/19/2014 11:16:05 AM
Once a year or when needed. Health is more important than appearance.
6/19/2014 11:03:52 AM
not during winter
6/19/2014 9:40:20 AM
Rinse saddle area after riding & bath about every 2 months
6/19/2014 8:08:04 AM
Always dry legs to prevent fungus in summer months.
6/19/2014 6:21:30 AM
Rinse before and after riding. Almost never use shampoo.
6/19/2014 4:49:58 AM
She only gets full bathes before shows.
6/19/2014 1:52:03 AM
Somewhat depends on how much mud we have from bad weather.
6/18/2014 10:09:24 PM
I don't bath my horse with soap products, unless it is a must! I have 3 times in 11 years!
6/18/2014 9:49:31 PM
If they work up a full sweat, or they appear uncomfortably hot. i vac instead of bathe.
6/18/2014 9:07:11 PM
My mare doesn't sweat so I'm constantly hosing her down to cool her off (we live in Florida!)
6/18/2014 7:21:31 PM
Over 90 degrees, my horses are rinsed up to twice daily
6/18/2014 6:08:31 PM
after every ride if she is sweaty during the warm months
6/18/2014 6:05:33 PM
I wash when needed and rely on good routine brushing
6/18/2014 4:23:01 PM
Never shampoo the coat, it removes oils essential to keeping the horse dry when it rains
6/18/2014 4:08:29 PM
I always brush down after a ride and pat the area to get circulation going is better than washing.
6/18/2014 3:52:10 PM
Depends on how sweaty or dirty he gets.
6/18/2014 3:32:42 PM
Once in a while she gets a full blown EQ bath. Winter and fall too if it's sunny with 50-60° temps
6/18/2014 3:21:49 PM
My horse gets rinsed off in the summer if sweatty and bathed before shows
6/18/2014 2:45:59 PM
6/18/2014 2:37:36 PM
The horse's coats are softer and shine more with continuous rinsing.
6/18/2014 2:20:26 PM
Horse has many allergies, including all flies. Rinsing the sweat off helps him a lot.
6/18/2014 2:03:09 PM
I've been hosing my mare's legs off almost every day with all of this rain/mud we've been having.
6/18/2014 1:38:46 PM
Full bath for shows. They get sprinklers and shower themselves in hot weather.
6/18/2014 1:19:03 PM
2 of my 3 horses love to get wet and I soak them regularly thru the hot TX summer.
6/18/2014 12:01:50 PM
We use an air compressor and blow the dirt off of them. they don't get wet and the stand well for it
6/18/2014 11:56:49 AM
In the warm months
6/18/2014 11:55:55 AM
My horses don't get ridden and they get to be horses
6/18/2014 11:54:13 AM
If he's sweaty, he gets rinsed. Full baths are relatively rare.
6/18/2014 10:53:23 AM
I'll bath them a few times in the spring and fall during hair coat change, and just rinse after scha
6/18/2014 10:12:20 AM
I usually use water only. Shampoo only for white spots...
6/18/2014 9:36:00 AM
Rain does a pretty good job and my barn isn't ideal for washing a horse.
6/18/2014 8:31:40 AM
Sponge them after a trail ride or work only in the summer
6/18/2014 6:21:13 AM
With the frequent rains in the Northwest our horses get bathed by mother nature enough to suit them!
6/18/2014 2:23:13 AM
S Florida heat, humidity, mud, rinsing is frequent. Shampoo about once a month.
6/18/2014 1:15:01 AM
Live in AZ desert, sweating is a way of life! Hose off but don't usually use soap.
6/18/2014 12:16:26 AM
no rinse if no sweat though
6/17/2014 11:34:35 PM
It varies depending on use and the weather
6/17/2014 9:37:34 PM
May rinse if very hot but, allow her to go roll right after.
6/17/2014 9:12:52 PM
Rinsed as needed when sweated up after exercise or in extreme heat, otherwise just tail washing
6/17/2014 8:34:14 PM
Ohio, shampoo a couple of times a year. After hot summer rides they get cool water rinses
6/17/2014 8:21:43 PM
At my barn in the Phoenix, AZ area, we hose down our horses before and after each ride in the summer
6/17/2014 8:15:08 PM
Our horses like standing in the rain more than a bath
6/17/2014 7:26:04 PM
I don't have a barn or warm water
6/17/2014 6:43:19 PM
I rinse after rides but hardly bathe my horse
6/17/2014 5:57:40 PM
Only if he's sweaty or before shows
6/17/2014 5:54:02 PM
Plus at the end of very hot days.
6/17/2014 5:40:36 PM
I like to use shampoo several times a year to deep clean, but we rinse after every ride to cool off.
6/17/2014 5:34:49 PM
Often--I tell him this is what happens when you belong to a girl!
6/17/2014 5:23:37 PM
water is too valuable here to waste
6/17/2014 4:51:24 PM
6/17/2014 4:32:42 PM
Also, when he gets sweaty running around in the field. Just using water brings up his natural oils.
6/17/2014 4:13:24 PM
Bath with special schampoo against flies during summer two times a month
6/17/2014 3:28:11 PM
Rarely shampoo, but hose off after every hot ride; it gets the itchy sweat off.
6/17/2014 2:27:26 PM
Usually only on very hot days, occaisonally if horse is very dirty
6/17/2014 1:16:10 PM
once or twice a year on hot days before a show
6/17/2014 12:39:28 PM
No soap, just water to get the sweat off and bring temperature down.
6/17/2014 12:10:52 PM
my horse gets a bath before a big clip job, when he is going somewhere i want him to look spectacula
6/17/2014 11:33:39 AM
washed to take off sweat & dirt=they loves it
6/17/2014 10:03:59 AM
It gets hot here in central Kentucky, so I bathe my horse after every ride.
6/17/2014 8:57:39 AM
They love baths...then go and roll...lol
6/17/2014 8:34:33 AM
When my horse is sweaty, I always rinse her off.Then she goes and have a good roll.
6/17/2014 7:24:22 AM
1-2x/yr. My boy luvs to dust bathe; I luv a soft, clean horse but he doesn't appreciate the effort.
6/17/2014 2:23:50 AM
But I will rinse after a hot hard sweaty ride, and occasionally wash manes and tails
6/17/2014 1:15:26 AM
Shampoo maybe once a year. Hose down in HOT weather
6/17/2014 12:04:02 AM
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