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post #11 of 25 Old 11-29-2011, 01:52 PM
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Have you ever blow dryed a dog? It takes FOREVER. I mean yes, they have thicker hair typically but they're still much smaller. A regular hair dryer doesn't really do the job on my Aussie I can't see it being worth it on a horse
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post #12 of 25 Old 11-29-2011, 03:00 PM
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I'd be worried about burning and stripping natural oils from the fur.

If you are working the horse to the point where its sweating loads, why not think about a partial clip? Duffy has had her neck and shoulders done since Saturday (not attractive but practical) and is SO SO SO much better, I no longer have to hand walk her or wait for her to dry with a fleece on!
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post #13 of 25 Old 11-29-2011, 03:26 PM Thread Starter
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He does not get ridden to the point of sweat everyday. Maybe 2 days a week MAX otherwise iys a light easy workout. I do not want to clip or partial clip him. If I go to the board owner and say hey I'm going to blowdry Gunnar when he gets sweaty he will say I'm crazy but whatever floats my boat. We don't pay for box fans in the summer nor heated buckets in winter. Those use much more electricity than my one dryer will every now and again.
Its a real low key place. Installing heated lights he would most likely have an issue with. I'm buying a propane heater that will heat the overall temperature of the small barn he is in. That should help some.
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post #14 of 25 Old 11-29-2011, 03:37 PM
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In which case, if his work isnt that hard, and he isn't swearing that much, stick a fleece on him to absorb sweat and walk him in hand till he cools and dries, curry comb him to get the dry sweat off- simple.
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I'm buying a propane heater that will heat the overall temperature of the small barn he is in. That should help some.
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No matter how low key the place is, I would not do this with out asking first.

Improperly installed heaters in a barn are just begging for a barn fire.
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post #16 of 25 Old 11-29-2011, 03:41 PM
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No matter how low key the place is, I would not do this with out asking first.

Improperly installed heaters in a barn are just begging for a barn fire.
Also your BO needs to check insurance!

We are going to be installing a heater in the indoor arena. Insurance is loads different for the type of fuel used for the heater!
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post #17 of 25 Old 11-29-2011, 03:43 PM Thread Starter
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I'm talking about a small small heater. The kind that sits atop a small propane tank. We already have one in the lounge for boarders to use at will. But I want my own for the sake of not buying a tank of propane then getting there one day to an empty tank.
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Side note, the heater has already been approved. He doesn't care as long as I turn it off when not around. It might help that I clean/take care of his sale horses. As long as nobody is getting hurt or upset he doesn't much care what's done
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post #19 of 25 Old 11-29-2011, 03:47 PM
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You said you are buying a propane heater for the barn he is in.

That is very different than heating the lounge area where no hay, shavings, cats, etc are.

However, ANY fuel use in a farm building raises insurance rates.
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post #20 of 25 Old 11-29-2011, 04:13 PM
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I would never want an open flame (propane heater) in a barn!! Never!
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