Washing the horse’s legs regularly is important for its health and well-being. It can be about quickly rinsing them after training, when the horse has been sweating in the field or after strolling around on muddy ground. With clean legs, you also reduce the risk of mud fever on the legs, but it requires that you dry them properly afterwards, so that the moisture doesn’t create a favorable environment for fungi and bacteria. Most riders dry the horse's legs with towels, but a smarter and more efficient method is to use a pair of drying stable boots.
By using a pair of Siccaro’s Sahara Boots, you no longer need to spend a lot of time rubbing the legs dry with towels. After rinsing the legs, put the boots on the legs and use the next 15-20 minutes for other tasks in the stable. The stable boots absorb water and moisture so effectively that after about a quarter of an hour you can remove the boots again and the legs are completely dry.
It's especially smart if you have a lot to do, for example with the preparations for a competition. Instead of preparing everything the night before and later waking up to dirty legs the next day, you now have time to wash and dry your legs in the morning.
You no longer need to use multiple towels to dry the horse's legs. As Siccaro's Sahara Multi-Functional Boots also has antibacterial properties, you also avoid the bad smell that can occur with wet fabrics. The boots can be used on up to 6 legs before they lose their absorbency. This way you get rid of both odor and clutter in the stable - and the piles of towels that have to be thrown in the laundry all the time.
Mud fever can come for several reasons, but one of these is that the horse goes with wet, dirty legs for a long time. It is therefore important to get them dried quickly and this applies to both short and long-haired horses. It has been seen in studies that white horses are more easily affected by mud fever, due to that their skin is more sensitive and more delicate. The Sahara Boots are so absorbent, they can easily handle legs with extra-long hoof beards as well, although it can take a little longer than 15 minutes (read about 20-25 minutes).