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Drying Sweaty Horses in Winter

Winter Riding

Riding horses in the winter comes with a set of challenges. And riders know that one of the biggest ones is drying a sweaty horse after a cold ride. Because we don’t want our horses to catch a chill, we have to spend a lot of extra time making sure they’re dry. Another obstacle, if you use a blanket or sheet, is throwing it on a damp horse. Because we know this will only trap moisture on the skin, causing a new slew of issues.

“I absolutely love this product. I use it after riding to absorb sweat, in between baths, to treat and prevent sweet itch on my sensitive horses, in the winter as a bathing alternative, and as a daily preventative and to treat / prevent scratches on my feathered horses. You can use this product for both dogs and horses with ease. The light mint scent is pleasant. It is a staple in my training program and my Great Danes love it too ! I do not go anywhere without it and I always have my tack room stocked!”

Aubrey Burwell, Facebook Reviewer

How to Dry a Sweaty Horse in the Cold

The typical routine to dry a sweaty horse in the winter can vary. However, it typically includes extended cool out time, towel drying, and using a cooler to wick away moisture. Consequently, this eats up a lot more time. So, what if there was a way to cut down this time? All while ensuring your horse is dry AND protected from bacteria and fungus? Well, there is. It’s called  COAT DEFENSE® daily PREVENTATIVE POWDER.

Our Winter Wicking Bundle includes three containers of our COAT DEFENSE® daily PREVENTATIVE POWDER. A 24 ounce container for the barn, a 8 ounce container for the groom bag, and a 3 ounce travel size for on the go! Only $50 with FREE shipping!

How does COAT DEFENSE® daily PREVENTATIVE POWDER help dry a sweaty horse in the cold?

COAT DEFENSE® daily PREVENTATIVE POWDER is comprised of only five natural ingredients. Safe, moisture wicking, antibacterial and anti-fungal, they make for a perfect combo to help dry a sweaty horse in the cold. And there is no worry of removing the natural oils, or drying out skin. It is safe to use under a cooler to help dry even faster, while keeping the material clean and clear of bacteria or fungus. And another bonus? It’s handmade in the USA.

Want to add COAT DEFENSE® daily PREVENTATIVE POWDER to your winter riding routine?

So, if you’re ready to speed up drying your sweaty horse in the cold, protect your horse from fungus/bacteria, and improve your winter grooming routine, grab our Winter Wicking Bundle. It includes three containers of our COAT DEFENSE® daily PREVENTATIVE POWDER. A 24 ounce container for the barn, a 8 ounce container for the groom bag, and a 3 ounce travel size for on the go! And it’s only $50 with FREE shipping!

COAT DEFENSE® Winter Wicking Bundle. $50 with FREE shipping!

7 thoughts on “Drying Sweaty Horses in Winter

  1. The word is “preventive”, not “preventative.” One prevents, not preventates.

    1. Hi Melinda! Thanks so much for commenting with your concern for the grammar on our label. Prior to releasing our products, we consulted the most trusted source on this, the Merriam-Webster dictionary. They have an entire page dedicated to this word, in which they discuss both forms…

      “There is no difference between preventive and preventative. They are both adjectives that mean “used to stop something bad from happening.” Both words are commonly used in contexts concerning health care, as in “preventive/preventative medicine.” Preventive, however, is used much more frequently than preventative.”

      You can read the entire article here…

      Rest assured, preventative is spelled correctly, and used appropriately on our label. Please let us know if you have any further questions!

    2. Melinda, preventative means the same thing as preventive. The question of which one you should choose depends much on your appetite for nit-pickery.

  2. My horse has small hard knots over his body what do u recommend in your products

    1. Is this similar to rain rot? If so, and they’re small, scab like knots, the powder would be best. For those that are larger and open, the paste will help them dry out and fall off quickly.

  3. Ingredients ? In case of allergies ?

    1. Hi Selene,

      We use a mixture all natural ingredients to create the proper environment for skin to heal and remain healthy.

      Baking Soda: One of the safest and versatile substances around. Baking Soda can be used quite effectively to change the terrain of tissues and cells quickly. And it’s PH balancing, anti-bacterial, and anti -fungal. Baking Soda dissipates odor on animals, humans, and equipment ( helmets, saddle-pads, boots, wraps, etc) on contact.

      Arrowroot Powder: A silky, soft and slippery powder that is PH balancing. It’s moisture absorbing, and protects against rubs and chafing. And it can absorb moisture without drying out the skin, making it perfect for absorbing sweat. Unlike commercial powders, arrowroot powder won’t leave skin/coat feeling or looking dry or chalky.

      Bentonite Clay: Known for its ability to continuously draw out pathogens. These include heavy metals, toxins, bacteria and fungus, all that can cause infection and inflammation. Because it keeps wound sites to remain dry, it allows them to heal from the body outward.

      Cornstarch: Is a moisture absorbing powder that has been shown to possess anti-inflammatory benefits, soothe itchy skin, and help to calm rashes, bites and burns.

      Witch Hazel: Has anti-inflammatory, antibiotic, anti-oxidant, and analgesic properties. Relieves itch, reduces pain, and can help prevent swelling.

      Hemp Seed Oil: Has anti-inflammatory and soothing effects. Nature’s perfectly balanced oil containing 80% of the essential fatty acids required by the skin to maintain its integrity and function. It contains 23% protein, along with methionine and cysteine. These are sulfur containing amino acids required in the production of healthy skin and coats. The essential fatty acid, linoleic, as well as its metabolite, gamma-linolenic acid, have proven to have beneficial therapeutic effects on the skin. These fatty acids contain glycerides, sterols and phospholipids.

      Oil of peppermint: Scientific research is revealing an abundance of potential health benefits. This includes aroma therapeutic, topical, and internal applications. It’s valued in skin care for its antibacterial properties. And Oil of Peppermint has a slight numbing effect on the skin. Because of this, it is helpful for reducing skin irritations caused by insect bites or exposure to toxic plants such as poison ivy.

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