A bath is the best way to get your pony looking spotless! If you don’t have time for a full-body wash or it’s a bit chilly, focus on his legs and tail – these are likely to be his dirtiest areas.
Squirt some shampoo into a bucket and then ll it with warm water. Use a sponge in circular motions to remove any dirt and grime.
Wash his tail by picking up your bucket and dunking it inside. Use a sponge to clean his dock area, then thoroughly rinse all the shampoo from his coat and tail with a hose.
If your pony doesn’t like hosepipes, use a clean sponge and bucket of water to rinse the shampoo off. Regularly wring your sponge out and refresh the water to make sure you’re not rubbing shampoo back into his coat and skin.
Use a stain- removing shampoo for particularly mucky areas – ideal if you own a grey!
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