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    06-16-2012, 04:43 PM
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Foal
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My horse sweats up when I ride her and I don't know if to clip her cus its all ways raining and I never clipped a horse before. She also has all her fevers.... Do I leave them on or cut them off???
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    06-22-2012, 09:21 PM
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Foal
Every horse is going to sweat if you work them, I wouldn't unless you are going to a really super important show and your horse still hasn't shedded out yet
     
    06-22-2012, 09:29 PM
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Green Broke
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Originally Posted by Chantelle95    
My horse sweats up when I ride her and I don't know if to clip her cus its all ways raining and I never clipped a horse before. She also has all her fevers.... Do I leave them on or cut them off???
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Fevers?? Do you possibly mean feathers (ie on the fetlock)?? If so, you can clip or not, that is up to you.
Sweating while being worked is not necessarily an automatic indicator of having a coat issue - it's an indicator of having worked. People sweat when the they exercise too. I don't see a location in your information - are you in an area that is currently in summer or winter? Is your horse in a normal/sleek coat now or is she haired up to keep warm?
     
    06-25-2012, 11:34 AM
  #4
Yearling
Thoroughbreds have really thin skin and fine coats. I wouldn't clip her just because she's sweating. It's summer! Lol. You may also cause issues with rainrot. I wouldn't clip.
     

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