Can a horse's coat be wet in cold temperatures?
Since this is our first year (especially winter) having our horses, I keep running into situations that make me question. Here's one:
We are currently in a winter cold spell with snow and wind and temperatures between 0 and -10. The horses have full access to a covered shelter but when I went to check on them today, I realized my naive husband had left one of our older horse's wet blanket on her all day. So, when I went take the wet blanket off and brush out the hair, I realized that they all have wet coats with ice all over them. Thinking I knew what I was doing, I went ahead and brushed the ice off of them - trying to get them to dry their coats before the sun set tonight with record setting lows.
Now, after doing some quick reading, I think I was really mistaken for brushing out their coats. Now, they are all wet and I am trying to figure out what to do, if anything, before the sun sets.
I know...rookie mistake...but any help would be appreciated.