It's been snowing here but I wanna go riding. My horses are wet from the snowfall and such, but I've read that the wetness doesn't reach their skin because of how their hair works and such. Do I need to dry them off before putting on a saddle pad and saddle to avoid pushing that wetness down into contact with their skin? And after a ride they will be sweating and such, so is it safe for em to sweat when it's cold out? And if it's all ok and such do I need to dry em off before letting em back into the pasture so that the sweat that's reached their skin won't cause em to be cold? It's around 20 degrees right now.
I've read that they are fine in the weather and such because of their coats, but is it a different story when we wanna go riding? And do I need to take precautions so I don't harm my horse?