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When a horse has been working hard and is very sweaty, cooling it down too fast can cause muscle aches, so a sweat scraper is used to remove the sweat from the horse's neck and body so that it does not chill. It is then rubbed down firmly with a wisp or cloth and walked to cool it down slowly. Sweat scrapers are also used when washing a horse so that cold water does not sit on its coat and make it cold. After hosing, the sweat scraper is used so that the cloths used to dry the horse are not saturated immediately. Some people don't use cloths at all and removing the majority of the water stops the horse from becoming cold as it dries.

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i don't really know what your question is? But, a sweat sacraper is used to help take sweat off of your horse. On hot days, after I've ridden my horse he is usually very hot and sweaty. I of course cool him down by walking him, but aftyerward I'll give him a rinse off or sometimes a complete bath. I'll spray him with water and after ward rub him down with the sweat scraper to get all the water and extra sweat off. You can always just use the sweat scraper to remove sweat if you didnt wash your horse. Then. I'll lead my horse around until he is completely dried and ready to go in his stall. And i sweatscraper kinda looks like a thin curved piece of metal. Sorry if i didnt answer your question


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