Mud season is upon us. And with that irritating thick layer of dried pasture caked onto my horse's ankles up to his knees that takes seemingly forever to clean off, just to repeat the same procedure day in and day out, I felt it would be nice to share my technique for Mud Management.
Step 1: allow mud to dry
Step 2: gently curry with a jelly scrubber
Step 3: brush off any remaining dust with a coarse bristle brush
Step 4: spray generously with Show Sheen (hair needs to be completely soaked)
Step 5: allow to dry fully before turning out
The Show Sheen repels the mud and makes it much easier to remove once it does become caked on. The silicone coat on the hair does not allow the mud to cling so tightly to the hair and is slides off with much less effort.
The jelly scrubber is flexible and bendable, so it is perfect for grooming parts of the body that are not flat- such as the fetlocks and pasterns, where thick caked on mud forms the most.
And that's my Mud Management Methodology.