Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Queensland, Australia
We clip our horses during winter and rug them. We have to clip them cause we go to endurance rides durung winter and they get really hot having to work so hard so if they have a thick winter coat they are too hard to cool down and it's get their heart rates down (which vets you out!) and that's not good after all the hard work you've put in!!
Riding a horse is not a gentle hobby, to be picked up and laid down like a game of solitaire. It is a grand passion. It seizes a person whole and, once it has done so, he will have to accept that his life will be radically changed.