Originally Posted by Kymbadina
Its currently 57 degrees, raining steady and windy. I'M cold outside. I want my gelding brought inside because this time last year I went to the barn in this exact weather and he was shivering. There isn't shelter to seek in the turnouts. I'm ordering him a light turnout sheet his "rain coat" am I being too worrysome? I just texted my boyfriend to take him inside and give him some hay to warm up. But not before I texted the barn manager and asked if they are outside. I wont be able to get there until 6pm. They come in around 5.. its 2:30 I just want him inside and comfortable now as opposed to in a few hours.
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Lucky you to be getting rain, wish we were! On the worry wort hand, I like mine inside when it's raining/windy and chill. At 57 F I'd probably bring them in to get them out of the wind at least. Wind by itself is generally ok, rain or snow by itself is ok but wet & wind steals their warmth and then they start dropping weight because they shiver to stay warm. If your boyfriend is available and will do it, I'd go ahead and have him bring the horse in. It's probably not cold enough to start me actively worrying but I always feel better when they are out of the elements and have a big load of hay in front of them.