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    04-23-2009, 05:58 AM
Question o so wooly help

Hi one of my mares angel she is very woolly come winter, any way I can't rug her and when I go for a ride because she is sooooooo woolly she sweats cause it's hot by day and cool by night so any ideas how to keep her cool I tie up her cause its so thick any way any ideas please help.
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    04-23-2009, 07:33 AM
Is it still cold there at night?

If its warm all the time I would get some clippers and body clip her

If its cold at night do a trace clip which means you just clip where she sweats (belly, chest etc)
    04-23-2009, 11:54 PM
Isn't it the beginning of winter or fall in Austrailia? How hot / cold does it get exactly?
    04-23-2009, 11:58 PM
Green Broke
I would body clip and then blanket and rug her
    04-24-2009, 12:25 AM
Rug her in the night, my boy is like this atm and I jsut rug at night, its clipping time atm so I would do a blanket and rug him! If not then jsut don't ride so much if she's getting sweaty
    05-05-2009, 06:00 AM
Thanks all it's been real helpful
    05-05-2009, 06:01 AM
I can't rug her and she needs to loss weight so I can't back off on riding
    05-05-2009, 07:11 PM
Green Broke
Originally Posted by Barebackrider    
i can't rug her and she needs to loss weight so I can't back off on riding

Why can't you rug her?
    05-06-2009, 04:39 AM
My dad won't let me cause, he remembers when he was a kid his mum was always fixing horse rugs, and cause I'm living with my parents I have to be good or some thing to that effect lol
Na they are great but I wish they would let my rug her
    05-06-2009, 05:08 AM
I don't clip my boys but they are rugged at night. It gets too cold in the middle of winter here to have him clipped and out 24/7, we don;t have stables.

What I do to keep him cool while training is warm him up a little then get some water and a sponge, then I sponge his chest and around the girth with water, then we work and the evaporation helps cool him. Then I also sponge him after the ride and dry him off as best as I can afterwards. Generally if he is used to it and you aren't running him into the ground during your rides a little sweat won't hurt him. Just clean him up well after the ride to avoid him getting itchy from dried sweat.

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