After a strenuous ride or just when you want
to get your horse clean, it’s often necessary to wash your horse. To begin with, you always
want to point the water on the ground. Some horses are a little bit afraid of the water.
And then we’re going to begin just on the legs. It’s important to give the horse time
to adjust to the temperature of the water. So begin just on their feet and lower legs.
We’ll do all four. And then we’re just going to slowly work our way up. Up to the chest
and shoulder, along the neck. I won’t just spray this on to her face. If I do her face,
I make it more of a mist and then slowly work your way up. So now we’re start to move our
way across the back, on to their hind quarters and you can wet their tail down. Especially
if you want to really get their tail clean, you want to wet it down first. Once the horse
is completely wet, it’s also important to use a sweat scrapper. If you leave the water
on it will heat up and make the horse hotter not cooler. So you’re going to take the sweat
scrapper and just get all that extra excess water off. And you’re only going to use this
on the main body of the horse, not the legs or the face. And then your done.