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post #1 of 8 Old 10-15-2009, 03:13 PM Thread Starter
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Horse Blankets?

at what temp do you blanket your horses?

i start at like 40F

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post #2 of 8 Old 10-15-2009, 03:24 PM
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I blanket my horse after they get a nice thick winter coat and only if it's wet out, like rain ir snow. Also if the horse has health issues or thier age permits it. I have a 19yr old mini who tends to lose some wieght in the winter very fast so I blanket her on the days it gets very cold or it's a wet snow that's heavy. But in general, I try to prolong putting a blanket on my horses, I prefer to increase thier fiber intake.
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post #3 of 8 Old 10-15-2009, 03:26 PM
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i dont usually blanket mine, but sometimes if its -10 or colder i will put a blanket on my 20+ yo, i dont know that he cares much but it makes me feel better =]

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Only if they don't grow in a thick winter coat and show that they are cold. Otherwise they are nekkid!
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post #5 of 8 Old 10-15-2009, 04:23 PM
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I actually prefer not to blanket unless it is absolutely necessary (determined each year on a horse-by-horse basis - ie if they are sick, changed climate too late to hair-up, etc). 99.9% of the time, I don't blanket at all during the winter -- here in Indiana or back "home" in the Idaho mountains. Our horses have always managed to weather just fine with their natural coats.
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post #6 of 8 Old 10-15-2009, 07:02 PM Thread Starter
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brrrr... we are getting a heavy wet snow right now so we have blankets on

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post #7 of 8 Old 10-15-2009, 07:35 PM
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I wait till it's -20 with windchill (it gets to that about January here in MN) but I like my boy to get fuzzy :)
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post #8 of 8 Old 10-15-2009, 07:48 PM
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Maddy is getting body clipped next week so she will get blanketed when it gets below 65 ish ... as it gets colder she gets a heavier blanket.

Brodie isn't really growing a coat so he gets one when it gets below 65 too and when it gets rainy or colder i put a heavier blanket on him.

I don't like my horses turning into fluff monsters b/c i like to ride through the winter and too much hair makes it harder, they get sweaty faster and when it's cold we can't bath.

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