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post #31 of 77 Old 01-23-2009, 03:27 AM
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Sherman, my horses love their jarmies too. They don't suffer or overheat, then again they deal with lots of wind and open pastures 24/7.
Each to their own. As long as your horse is happy and healthy that's all that matters :)

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post #32 of 77 Old 01-23-2009, 03:29 PM
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My horse dosn`t grow a coat with or with out blankets and i live in PA so in winter he needs to wear them and sheets but south what da heck.
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post #33 of 77 Old 01-23-2009, 06:00 PM
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Originally Posted by ohmyitschelle View Post
Sherman, my horses love their jarmies too. They don't suffer or overheat, then again they deal with lots of wind and open pastures 24/7.
Each to their own. As long as your horse is happy and healthy that's all that matters :)
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post #34 of 77 Old 01-24-2009, 12:55 PM Thread Starter
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Lol much be just the beachy wind then. Although it has been windy the past few days, central Fla isn't uaully all that windy. I also have never shown but when I do, I'm probably just going to skip out on showing during the winter. Lol it sounds like waaayyy too much trouble. =P

btw..29* in Fla just shouldn't be possible.
Acctually these past days it's been about 32 at night , when i wake up im the morning my sheep pen has a inch of ice on the top, its possible

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post #35 of 77 Old 01-24-2009, 02:51 PM
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I show Halter horses and we live in Georgia. I keep mine under 200 watt lights for 16 hrs. a day. This keeps there coats from bleaching out in the sun and they don't grow hair in the winter. I only blanket(lightly) between 60-70 degrees and heavier below 60. I guess if we are going to show with the big dogs in climate controlled barns we have to do this. I have shown with some high dollar horses and won. So I must be doing something right.
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post #36 of 77 Old 01-24-2009, 03:17 PM
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i have an array of blankets ... everything from a fly sheet to a light baker sheet to a 200 fill water proof sheet to a 450 fill heavy water proof sheet ... and then i have a handful of sheets that i can layer with other blankets that i have ...

oh and i live in CA so it doesn't get below like 25, well if it gets that low we are shocked ... it has been like high 30s low 40s lately at night though ... im obsessed i know...

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post #37 of 77 Old 01-27-2009, 08:43 PM
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I thought that I heard somewhere that growing a coat has more to do with the days getting shorter (the amount of light) than it does the actual temperature? I would think that putting that many layers on a horse in 60-70 degree weather would be a tad too hot for them.

Mine has just been wearing a medium weight blanket, and it's been in the negatives this past month up here. One day in early winter it got up to 50 overnight and she still had her blanket on...and when I got to the barn the next day after work, she was sweating!

But I'm sure every horse is different...some get cold easier than others and might need the extra blankets even in warmer temps! If your horse isn't sweating and uncomfortable, I wouldn't think it matters if you have all that on him.

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post #38 of 77 Old 01-29-2009, 02:26 PM
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I don't and you wont catch me doing it either. I find it's WAY more simple to just clip. There is a bit of a strange boarder at the barn who does it with 2 of her horses. They are boarded inside and are covered year around in at least 2 blankets. A horse is a horse, let them be. I dont understand the need to put them thru so much not mentioning the light 24/7 because you don't want to clip a horse I've seen one other time and once again it was in a western rider. I guess part of that riding world I will never understand.

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post #39 of 77 Old 01-31-2009, 09:23 PM
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The reason people try to avoid clipping horses is because it tends to "destroy" the coat it a lot of horses don't look nice body clipped.

There are many english horses put under lights as well. We have Park, EQ, CEP, Park Pleasure, 5-gaited, 5-gaited pleasure, and hunter pleasure horses at my barn. They're under lights at night, wear a sheet and slinky if it's over 70 and a blanket, sheet, slinky, and hood if it's anything under that. And we live in AZ.
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post #40 of 77 Old 03-10-2009, 06:32 PM
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My horses are simple, but we don't show many big shows. They get sheets as spring rolls around to help their coats lay nicely since they probably won't shed completely by the first show in May. No winter blankets though - too much work if they get wet etc. and not enough replacements. They seem to do fine - plenty of shelter and they are used to it. Part of me wants my horse under lights and well blanketed though - love a perfectly shiny short coat and my appys would body clip funny colors:)
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