horse outside in freezing rain?
 
 

       The Horse Forum > Keeping and Caring for Horses > Horse Health

horse outside in freezing rain?

This is a discussion on horse outside in freezing rain? within the Horse Health forums, part of the Keeping and Caring for Horses category
  • Stall a horse in icy rain
  • Freezing rain and horses

Like Tree5Likes
  • 1 Post By Speed Racer
  • 1 Post By deserthorsewoman
  • 1 Post By Speed Racer
  • 2 Post By Fourteen

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
    01-08-2013, 12:36 PM
  #1
Yearling
horse outside in freezing rain?

My horse is outside in the (freezing) rain. He has a shelter but he doesnt want to go in there because he is eating hay outside. Will he get sick?
     
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
    01-08-2013, 12:45 PM
  #2
Banned
Why would he get sick? Lots of horses are outside during inclement weather. If he's not using the shelter, he apparently doesn't feel the need to go inside.

Have you put hay IN the shelter to make it more attractive to him?
themacpack likes this.
     
    01-08-2013, 12:51 PM
  #3
Banned
I'd move a pile of hay into the shelter so he has the choice to continue eating (which keeps him warm) while under a dry shelter.
     
    01-08-2013, 12:52 PM
  #4
Trained
I had the same problem....rain, cold and windy and they stand outside. Rain stops, they go in......I put hay inside and have full nets hanging outside. I gave up worrying
themacpack likes this.
     
    01-08-2013, 12:54 PM
  #5
Banned
Desert, that's why my 3 idiots don't get a choice anymore. Cold and dry, they're out. Wet and warm, they're out. Cold and wet, they're in.
nvr2many likes this.
     
    01-08-2013, 01:00 PM
  #6
Trained
Well, all I have is a run-in for now, besides, im in Cali....it never rains in Cali, right?....yeah, right........grrrrr.
I guess they choose staying out over going in because they were cooped up all the time before I got them.
The QH is just fine getting wet, and Mr. Blimp Arab can shiver off a few pounds
No, but seriously, they can choose, and it doesn't get really cold here anyway
     
    01-08-2013, 01:09 PM
  #7
Foal
If your horse has to choose between food and shelter, he will choose food every time.

Put the food in the shelter for inclement weather. Freezing rain is worse than really cold or snow.

And sometimes, you have to make the executive decision and make them do what they haven't chosen for themselves (like stall them during really nasty weather) as it is in their best interests.
Speed Racer and nvr2many like this.
     
    01-08-2013, 02:26 PM
  #8
Banned
When my horses had acess to the barn they always went inside if it started raining and there was food in there either. Now with the way were set up they don't have acess to the barn. So if weather gets nasty and wet I bring them in. Try putting hay in the shelter maybe then they will go in. I don't think they would get sick from being rained on.
     

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Fantastic Recipe for Rain Scald/ Rain Rot treatment! Conrad And Freddie Horse Health 13 11-17-2013 01:29 AM
Home Remedies for Rain rot/rain scalds... Elizabeth Bowers Horse Health 9 04-18-2012 08:23 AM
FREEZING RAIN & SNOW STORM... Suggestions for temp shelter HorseDreams Horse Talk 5 01-18-2012 07:28 PM
Are my horses freezing? erino49 Horse Health 42 12-04-2011 09:42 PM
How to wet hay when it's freezing outside?! manca Horse Talk 10 11-25-2011 02:35 PM



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:17 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0