When and Why You Should Rinse Horses After a Workout

Updated September 15, 2023

In this excerpt from the September 2017 episode of Ask the Vet, Dr. Gray and SmartPaker Sarah discuss myths of whether or not you should rinse a horse after a workout. Dr. Gray also talks about the dangers of working horses in extreme heat and one specific method that was used to cool down the horses competing in the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta.

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