It helps to make sure the quite sensitive tendons of your horse don’t get overheated. A lot of injures happen to the tendons specifically, so a cold shower is always beneficial to prevent this. Especially on hot days this is important 😊
além de fazer o efeito frio de um gel de tendões ou algum produto artificial, a pressão da mangueira também consegue um efeito género massagem... bom para depois do trabalho para estimular a circulação e os músculos cansados
Rapid cooling has been shown to not cause shock in a horse, and it's perfectly fine to cold hose a hot horse. In fact, the best way to cool down a sweating horse is the "water on, water off" method where you drench the horse, scrape the now warm water off, drench again, and repeat until cooled.
Cold hosing the legs after a particularly intense exercise, or work on hard ground is great. It reduces inflammation caused by concussive forces and leads to reduces incidences of break down. Be sure to walk your horse a bit afterward to allow the legs to start circulating the blood through again, getting rid of any build ups that can occur. I wouldn't really bother much though if it's not been an intense workout.
I think it’s very important especially after a hard workout. Helps maintaining the legs, removes swelling and stocking up. Also after cooling their legs you can put wraps (standing/quick) on to increase bloodflow which helps even further in maintaining their legs in good condition