clipping unbroken youngster who's sweating
I have a 2 1/2 year old gypsy cob who due to mild weather is sweating. He came in from field yesterday sweating around girth area, and has on recent nights sweated whilst in stable. He has to come in at night as all others do, and our fields are really open and exposed, so will need lightweight rugs or more during wet/windy conditions as it just drives across field at them. Do you think its worth clipping his bib and belly line and trying to control his temperature with rugs. Just thinking that as he stands in over night damp he may catch a chill and his mineral/salt levels being affected due to sweating. He was clipped at beginning of winter last year on vets advise as we'd been battling to resolve a mite problem and as he coat is so dense we clipped him completely to treat his skin. He was clipped about September time and then continued to winter absolutely fine. Just wondered what peoples thoughts were.