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post #11 of 31 Old 12-05-2007, 04:11 PM
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Nope, my guy is so fuzzy! He has never been blanketed before I got him, and I don't choose to start now (unless it seems like he might need it). I checked on him the other night when it was raining and 25 degrees F, and he was fine and happy and prancing around!It just depends on the horse, but from everyone (vet, blanket maker, ect) ive been told the best blanket for a horse is its own natural coat. As long as it's not getting soaking wet and 24/7 and it if it does it has a period to be completely dry then it should be fine. Good luck!
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post #12 of 31 Old 12-05-2007, 05:04 PM
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The only horse that I keep blanketed is my show mare. She is at a heated arena, so I like her to keep a shorter coat so that she isn't too hot when she goes in and works, so she gets a blanket when she is outside. My other horses only get a blanket when the windshield is in the below zero range or if it is snowing. But if they do get a blanket on I take it off during the middle of the day when it has warmed up a little more.
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post #13 of 31 Old 12-06-2007, 06:01 AM
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i keep my horseys rugged all year round. on really hot days they either get a fly sheet or nothing at all but id rather rug them in winter and keep them warm than have them having to deal with it ourselves. i know in the wild they have no rugs but in the wild a dog doesnt have vaccinations or wormings either but as domesticated animals we provide these things for them :)

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post #14 of 31 Old 12-06-2007, 06:58 AM
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misty gets rugs now she is fully clipped and has 2 rugs on (she lives in) i change the bottom one atleast every week (because she gets poop on it and she knows i dont like her being dirty ) when she goes out she is blanketed depending on the time of year for eacj rug and there is a few weeks/months in the summer when sh egoes out naked lol
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post #15 of 31 Old 12-30-2007, 07:52 AM
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I'm leaning towards no blanket. However, the comments of individual need weigh on my mind. During the night and bad weather, our new 6 month Belgian will need to endure a week or so of -35 degrees. Zone 3 for you gardeners. Not sure what zone it is in Alaska, do they have zones up there? I looked at one graph and there was an icon of a thermometer with the bottom laying on then floor. :P

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post #16 of 31 Old 12-30-2007, 11:07 AM
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I live in Georgia, so it doesn't get extremely cold, but I do blanket. My horse have 4 different types each and I will put different wieght blankets on them according to the temperature.
If it is 60-50 degrees, they wear a sheet. If it is 49-45, they wear a light wieght blanket. If it is 44-33 they wear a medium wieght blanket. If it is 32 degrees and under they wear their really heavy blankets.I also stall mine.
But, if this horse has a thin coat, I would definitely blanket her. I believe in blanketing every horse.
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post #17 of 31 Old 01-01-2008, 03:36 PM
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I love blankets. I show my tb and he turns a yucky pumpkin color if I clip him so I keep him covered year round to keep him shiny and sleek and keep his hair short during the winter because I ride at night when its colder and if he got sweaty it would take a long time to cool him out if his coat was long and make it more likely he'd tie up.
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post #18 of 31 Old 01-01-2008, 04:46 PM
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i blanket my mare only because she doesn't really have a winter coat. My boyfriend's horse is all fuzzy and mine looks like she still has her summer coat and its been very cold here. She has a stable blanket and then a year-round sheet under that.
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post #19 of 31 Old 01-01-2008, 05:37 PM
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I blanket my horse because she doesn't have a big winter coat, so she needs it. ;) I like using blankets, they come in handy! Plus, their coats stay cleaner if they roll, hehe!
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post #20 of 31 Old 01-05-2008, 09:44 PM
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If it starts getting really cold out, I would, but if it isn't that cold yet, I wouldn't just so the horse can use his own heat generators (on his back) to keep warm instead of having them flattened by the blanket

If the horse is clipped.... YES!


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