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    01-20-2009, 12:01 AM
  #1
Foal
Exclamation This sounds horrible but..

I blanket my horse everynight if it gets below 75 degrees we put a slinkie on her head and neck, a sheet, and a full body heavy blanket, AND she has a light on her at night,....arggg these crazy ways just so that our horses don't grow a coat!And I live in Florida!Do you guys every do anything like this Just so that your horse doesnt grow a coat?
We do not put the heavy blanket on her if its 75-65 just a sheet and slinke below 60 the heavy blanket goes on
     
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    01-20-2009, 12:03 AM
  #2
Trained
...How has your horse not overheated to death?

I don't mean that to sound rude. I live in montana, and we get to be -40 and even our show horses don't have that much on them.
     
    01-20-2009, 12:06 AM
  #3
Foal
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Originally Posted by Spastic_Dove    
...How has your horse not overheated to death?

I don't mean that to sound rude. I live in montana, and we get to be -40 and even our show horses don't have that much on them.
Well I forgot to add that around 75-65 we do not put the heavy blanket on! Its Very windy too.
     
    01-20-2009, 12:19 AM
  #4
Foal
This is done up here in wisconsin too, haha. But to us 65 - 75 degrees is nice weather
Haha
In the winter here (BRRRRRR...) the horses sometimes wear multiple heavyweight blankets with hoods and are under lights

And some of them still grow coats
Thanks mother nature lol
     
    01-20-2009, 12:23 AM
  #5
Yearling
My ponies are in Sydney, Australia and we rug them all year round. They have different weight blankets but we hardly have two nights in a row below 0C in winter and in the summer we use light weight blankets during the day for flies, sweat and fading. They do spend a fair bit of time without rugs too, probably 50/50 but we don't have stables, just bush.

So I think it is normal
     
    01-20-2009, 12:31 AM
  #6
Yearling
O.O are you serious? You put on all of that in Fla? We used to blanket if it dropped below 40deg but 75? I'm surprised they havn't over heated. Fla isn't THAT windy. I know that the horses at Dixie were soaked in sweat by 8am when it was around 60deg and blanketed. The blankets were built for snow but still. O.O
Lol wouldn't it be easier to just shave them and blanket as needed? =P
     
    01-20-2009, 12:37 AM
  #7
Started
Lol. We don't blanket or put anything on our horses at all...
     
    01-20-2009, 12:40 AM
  #8
Foal
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lucara    
O.O are you serious? You put on all of that in Fla? We used to blanket if it dropped below 40deg but 75? I'm surprised they havn't over heated. Fla isn't THAT windy. I know that the horses at Dixie were soaked in sweat by 8am when it was around 60deg and blanketed. The blankets were built for snow but still. O.O
Lol wouldn't it be easier to just shave them and blanket as needed? =P
Umm Florida is THAT windy we live right by the beach (new symerna beach) and my horse starts growing a coat even if its a little chilly.:)
     
    01-20-2009, 01:40 AM
  #9
Trained
Haha, I'm still pretty much with Lucera. I have lived in Montana, and right by the Jersey shore and that seems a bit overkill.
But whatever works as long are the horses are happy, right?
     
    01-20-2009, 01:42 AM
  #10
Yearling
We aren't really serious about showing so it doesn't matter much whether our guys are shaggy in the winter. They are out 24/7 and the only time I blanket is when it drops below 50 and is pouring rain.

How does she sleep with the light on?
     

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