Properly Cooling Out A Horse

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How Do I Cool Out My Horse After Riding?

Properly Cooling Out A Horse

To properly cool out your horse. He should be walked (either ridden or by hand) for at least 10 to 20 minutes after exercise, depending upon the level of exertion that he has utilized.

During walking, put a cooler on your horse.
After walking, put the horse in the cross ties, or stall tie, or stalled, which ever works best for your horse. using instructions on your liniment, rinse sweat mixed with a body brace over his entire body, and soak the areas of deep muscles (hip, legs, shoulders, back, crest of neck). Put on a light sheet until dry, or more during cooler weather. Retire to bed or paddock w/a handful of cut up carrots or apple pieces!



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