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Spraying water on a hot horse to cool it promotes convection cooling and assists with lowering the horse’s core temperature. Spraying the legs and belly promotes faster cooling because blood vessels are closer to the skin in those locations. After the horse has been sprayed, it is important to scrape the water off. The water absorbs the horse's heat and if not scraped off, it could act as an insulating layer and actually make the horse hotter.