Re: soggy pony
There's an article on wicking rugs in the new YH mag - they all seem incredibly expensive, I have to say !!
I think it depends on the fleece if that's what you're using - we had a Premier Equine one that did a brilliant job of wicking, and the whole point of wicking is that the sweat comes out as moisture on the top of the rug, taking it away from the skin, so I'm not quite sure what lydiarose means...?
My daughter is riding our new cob, Fate, this holidays, and as she's not fit but very keen, lol, she comes back really sweaty - she gets scraped off, has a couple of towels put over her while she's walked round a bit, then a summer sheet under a l/w turnout for a couple of hours, and she's dry. But she is what I'd call a warm horse, and seems to dry off very easily.