Tip #10: Pro­tect your horse’s legs.

Horse & Rider - - Mud Health Risks -

Even with a per­fectly de­signed fa­cil­ity; ideal foot­ing; and healthy, rested, well-man­aged pas­tures, you’ll still have mud from time to time. There are a cou­ple of dif­fer­ent strate­gies you can con­sider to pro­tect your horse’s legs and pre­vent skin in­fec­tions. If you can, avoid trimming hair away from fet­locks and pasterns. Long feath­ers on your horse’s fet­locks pro­vide an ex­cel­lent bar­rier from mois­ture, and will pre­vent mud from con­tact­ing his skin.

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