"Feed for Thought": The Cool Down: Secrets Behind Keeping a Horse Healthy & Sound
By Suzie Middlebrook, BSc | Cavalor Nutrition Specialist
It used to be that when you noticed heat or swelling on your horse's leg, you immediately reached for the hose and would sit there for some arbitrary amount of time hosing the affected leg. This process was always referred to as “cold hosing” regardless of the actual temperature of the water. While this method is easy and convenient, cold hosing is not necessarily effective in reducing pain and heat at the injury site.
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