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        01-07-2014, 04:57 PM
      #11
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    We humans aren't quite the same as horses but we are both warm blooded mammals. Shivering is a biological reflex action to the cold and an attempt to warm the skin up - but when temperatures are extreme is just isn't going to work - go and stand outside yourself in a T shirt and see how warm you feel after 10 minutes of shivering!!!
    When a horse is cold enough to be shivering you need to wait a while after putting the first thin layer on to see if they've warmed up before throwing on any more, sometimes a bucket of warm water and a small feed helps - I like to give sugar beet and chopped forage for that. A lot of horses don't drink enough in really cold weather
    Horses that are blanketed and/or stabled don't need as much feed to keep them warm but they still need to have enough hay to keep their digestive systems healthy.
         
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        01-13-2014, 04:27 PM
      #12
    Weanling
    They all came through fine! =) Phouka is recovering from the cold weather, and I'll be sure to be more prepared and have her old butt blanketed and locked in the barn before the weather changes (to that level of cold, it was 0, and with windchill it was 20 below) she's been out with the rest since yesturday, and unblankted since the weather went up to 20
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        01-13-2014, 04:40 PM
      #13
    Green Broke
    Don't be afraid to pamper your oldies :)

    While blanketing can do more harm than good, there are some horses, specifically older horses, that really will benefit from one. As long are you are able to blanket accordingly I would look into blanketing those horses regularly at a certain point.

    I think the others would be fine on an as needed basis.

    I know a little old pony with Cushings. Despite a several inch coat he starts shivering once it's in the 40s... like actually shaking. Some of them just need a little extra.
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