Given that my horse is a werido and I guess it can be from never having shelter so he thinks it COMPLETELY normally to be all out in the rain, the last time it really rained here in Florida. He got horrible rain rot. This was the 1st real rain we had here, and we had finished building his stable a few days later. Well we also found out that he loses his mind when he's locked up. When we rescued him he only lived in a 10x10 area with no cover. So I assume that's why he freaked, anyhow he freaked out enough one of the things he did at some point during the night he ripped/kicked his water bucket off the post and it turned the O ring it was hung with into a hook and he ripped his nostril off
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He had a finger size hole ab above his nostril already from prev. Owner that she never had closed when he ripped it on a barbwire fence, so he caught that on the hook he created and ripped it through his face and I came out in the am to a bloody horror. Needless to say putting him up is out. The weather he is perfect rain rot weather 24/7. He is still bald from where he got it
Do rain blankets work? Can I leave them on for a long period of time? What kind ? Is a waterproof turn out sheet the same thing? Will it be too hot for him?
I'm confused... of all things to baffle my mind about horses in general I didn't think blankets would do it to me