Don’t laugh, but after riding for 24 years, owning for much of that, I need advice!
I have a horse that recently moved to a paddock. There are pros and cons to the situation. One is that we just got over two feet of snow and then some more later in the week and rain. It’s extremely muddy. Like suck your boot off, sink into the mud type situation. My horse is a mud pit. We got his top line pretty cleaned off (but that was less muddy anyways) by rubbing him with a towel one night when he was damp.
But his hindquarters, girth area and legs are just crusty. I tried a metal scraper on the lesss sensitive areas, I tried currying with one of those jelly type hand scrubbers and one of those stiff miracle brushes. I honestly don’t think I made a dent in it!! I’m going to take a more traditional stiff curry comb. It’s too cold to bathe but I’m wondering if I should try a warm damp towel again.