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RE: [RC] General cooling with water - Sheila_Larsen

Yes I understand the evaporation process but my recollection is that the
water that is trapped between the skin and hair gets warm and does not
allow cooling as the water that you are then putting on slides down the
hair without pulling the water below the hair away from the body or pulling
enough heat away from the body  .  In think about this it is probably more
of a problem sponging then say hosing which may create enough pressure to
push the water away from the body.  I admit I was surprised when I read the
article but when explained it made sense.  So that is how I remember it and
again the reasoning wasn't intuitive.  I imagine that evaporative cooling
would work over time but not for a quick cooling like you would want for a
very hot horse.
Thanks,
Sheila
916.414.6685

And Allah took a handful of southerly wind, blew His breath over it, and
created the horse.... Thou shall fly without wings, and conquer without any
sword.  Oh, horse.  ~Bedouin Legend


                                                                          
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Sheila, it depends on the humidity.  If the humidity is high, then very
little evaporation occurs, and the effect you describe is what happens if
you don't scrape the water off.  If humidity is low, then evaporation
causes cooling.

Heidi

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Subject: [RC] General cooling with water
From: Sheila_Larsen@xxxxxxx
Date: Thu, November 13, 2008 9:05 am
To: ridecamp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx


In my post about cooling with ice I said that I put the water on and then
scrap it off. I do that but I thought I would pass on what I remember of a
study done of putting water on a horse. The take home msg was always scrap
the water off when using water to cool. If you leave the water without
scraping it off (and this is where my memory gets a little shaky) water
that is trapped between the hair and skin causes the heat to be retained
and you do not get the cooling effect that you should. That may not be
absolutely correct the the again the take home msg was cooling with water
and not scraping does not providing the cooling effect you may think you
are getting. I believe I read that in either Equus or The Horse.
Thanks,
Sheila
916.414.6685

And Allah took a handful of southerly wind, blew His breath over it, and
created the horse.... Thou shall fly without wings, and conquer without
any
sword. Oh, horse. ~Bedouin Legend


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