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post #1 of 3 Old 02-01-2011, 11:31 PM Thread Starter
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I recently bought my first horse and I'm not sure if I need to blanket her. It does not snow here and the coldest it gets is maybe 25 degrees farenheit at the coldest on rare occasions. Tonight it is going to about 35 degrees and slightly windy. My mare gets pretty fuzzy and her fur feels thick. She is in a covered stall that is somewhat sheltered from the wind, but can still get pretty breezy. I board so I can't see if she is cold in the middle of the night. She has not dropped any weight, but is it cold enough that I should buy a blanket?
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post #2 of 3 Old 02-01-2011, 11:55 PM
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Was she blanketed where she came from? I kind of doubt she needs a blanket, especially if she is fuzzy as you say.
We don't blanket at all, and it's rainy, windy, 38 in the day 28 at night. Many folks have MUCH colder weather and they don't blanket. If she has shelter and lots of hay, she will be warmer than you!
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I'm not sure if she was blanketed before. I forgot to ask....
She probably is fine I just worry about her waaay too much! She gets fed around 5:00 pm and the food lasts her quite awhile. I've lived in the desert my whole life and always view temperatures in the 30's as really really cold! I don't think my mare is he same way!
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