Give a Cold-Weather Bath

Need a clean horse, but the weather isn’t cooperating? Here are five easy steps for a waterless bath.

Apply waterless shampoo when giving a cold-weather bath, but be sure to work one square foot at a time. Jennifer Paulson

1. Thoroughly curry your horse’s coat to remove loose dirt and raise scruff.

2. Apply the waterless shampoo (we used Absorbine Miracle Groom), working one square foot at a time.

3. Immediately work the shampoo into his coat with your fingertips.

4. Use a lot of elbow grease to rub the area with a clean towel. Repeat steps 1 through 3, if necessary.

5. Smooth your horse’s coat with a bristle brush.

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