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[RC] Riding a wet horse - sherman

Long before endurance riders came along, people rode their horses wet (:>). No, it won’t hurt their skin. The horse’s skin & hair get very wet any time they work hard under saddle. As always, just make sure they’re properly cooled before putting them away. Have fun riding in the rain!
  Rain has been keeping me indoors but the horses are out grazing in the rain 
and they're wet.  Now the rain has slowed to a light mist and I guess if I 
want to go and ride in the rain I won't melt...  but will it hurt my horse's 
skin if I saddle him and ride when he's wet?   I'd just go and do it if he'd 
been indoors and I could saddle him dry, then go out in the rain.  But I've 
never saddled a wet horse before and am wondering if there might be a problem 
with that.   I figured that people training for endurance probably need their 
training miles even in unfavorable weather and you'd be more likely to know 
about this than anyone else I could ask.  
Cindy Eliason
wanting to play in the puddles in
Whitefield, NH