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        04-02-2009, 05:20 PM
      #61
    Foal
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    Originally Posted by equineeventer3390    
    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 don't want to deal with the thick winter coat just clip them. As long as you keep him blanketed which I definitely don't 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 don't even blanket anymore because it is so hot!
         
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        04-02-2009, 06:57 PM
      #62
    Weanling
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    Originally Posted by Junebug    
    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 don't 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.
         
        04-02-2009, 10:30 PM
      #63
    Weanling
    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
         
        04-02-2009, 10:33 PM
      #64
    Foal
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by xilikeggs0    
    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!
         
        04-02-2009, 11:51 PM
      #65
    Trained
    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.
         
        04-03-2009, 12:28 PM
      #66
    Yearling
    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.
         
        04-03-2009, 12:34 PM
      #67
    Foal
    Living in weather that warm you forget what cold is!
         
        04-03-2009, 09:56 PM
      #68
    Foal
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Aliboo    
    living in weather that warm you forget what cold is!
    Its not always the "Sunshine State" trust me.
         
        04-04-2009, 10:04 AM
      #69
    Green Broke
    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.
         
        04-06-2009, 01:18 PM
      #70
    Foal
    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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