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post #61 of 77 Old 04-02-2009, 04:20 PM Thread Starter
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under 75? that is ridiculous. unless the horse is worked ALOT just leave the winter coat. horses grow winter coats for a reason. if you dont want to deal with the thick winter coat just clip them. as long as you keep him blanketed which i definately dont think you'd have a problem with then just clip. i live in SC and my trainer puts a blanket on when it gets below 50 i think. i blanket when its under 40. and our one clipped horse is blanketed under 60.
It's not ridiculous. You would probably understand better if you showed in AQHA shows. And a horse that isnt clipped and is blanketed looks and feels so much better than a clipped horse and it destoys their coat. i don't know about you but this was posted 3 months ago! and i dont even blanket anymore because it is so hot!


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It's not ridiculous. You would probably understand better if you showed in AQHA shows. And a horse that isnt clipped and is blanketed looks and feels so much better than a clipped horse and it destoys their coat. i don't know about you but this was posted 3 months ago! and i dont even blanket anymore because it is so hot!
Just because the AQHA people do it doesn't mean it's right. I live in south Texas, and I worked up a sweat riding my horse last night. After I got done, I took her back to the barn to untack her, only to see a horse blanketed. My boyfriend asked why the horse was wearing a blanket when it was so hot, and the owner simply said that "it's a show horse."

If I'm sweating just wearing a t-shirt and jeans, I can't even imagine what that poor horse felt like with a blanket on.
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post #63 of 77 Old 04-02-2009, 09:30 PM
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I don't blanket the horse I ride. It's gets pretty cold here, but not crazy cold. He does fine, he looses his coat by the time we start showing which is in June or July
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Just because the AQHA people do it doesn't mean it's right. I live in south Texas, and I worked up a sweat riding my horse last night. After I got done, I took her back to the barn to untack her, only to see a horse blanketed. My boyfriend asked why the horse was wearing a blanket when it was so hot, and the owner simply said that "it's a show horse."

If I'm sweating just wearing a t-shirt and jeans, I can't even imagine what that poor horse felt like with a blanket on.
Well she obivously must not know anything!


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Ahem. Horses that are rugged all the time ADJUST. If you walked up to a horse that is always rugged and took it off because you thought it was too hot for it, it would probably be cold.

Sure, if the horse has a winter coat and you put a rug on on a hot day, it will get hot. But if a horse has adjusted to being rugged all the time, it will only grow enough hair to maintain its correct body temperature.

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The horses at the barn are rugged all winter, and they stay on all day unless being worked. I think it's so that it's easier to groom them. The grooms only get 15 or so minutes to groom them each time, and rarely do the horses get a thorough brushing. I think blanketing is supposed to make that easier. Although some of the horses (*cough* Misty *cough*) grow a pony coat anyhow.
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living in weather that warm you forget what cold is!
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living in weather that warm you forget what cold is!
Its not always the "Sunshine State" trust me.


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Wow, I live in Virginia, and only the ponies use blankets during like 25 degrees and under. The horses never have even had a blanket on I don't think - I would think your horse would get awfuly hot, Why not try like a weather blanket reather than thing that would generate more heat. I'm not saying I know MORE than you (because lord knows I porbably don't), just a suggestion. ON THE OTHER HAND, I don't know your horse, and I'm not in your stiuation so I guess YOU (being the owner and handler) know best.
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I know I'm going to sound really mean, but are you really that lazy? Why let your horse get used to such warmth to where now he grows a coat if its 65 out? Instead of shaving him? That poor horse. My horse never wears a coat unless its below 40-30. That is what I would do if a short coat was important to me.
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