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post #1 of 16 Old 12-27-2009, 11:25 PM Thread Starter
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Horses + Rain.

Okay, well, I was planning on going to the barn at around 9 to turn my horse out for the day until 4-5 roughly.. But it's supposed to rain tomorrow. Will the rain hurt him? I don't want him getting sick or anything.

Any tips? Thanks!

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post #2 of 16 Old 12-27-2009, 11:27 PM
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Naw it wont hurt him, escpecially if its not windy... if its windy and cold rain out I would put a simple rainsheet on him. Haha but I promise he wont melt :P well.... unless your hrose is suger... which could explain your username.... lol

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post #3 of 16 Old 12-27-2009, 11:37 PM
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Yes, I would put a rainsheet on him if its cold out! :)
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post #4 of 16 Old 12-28-2009, 12:06 AM Thread Starter
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Well, it's supposed to be seven degrees Celsius here, so it's not going to be cold at all . :)

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post #5 of 16 Old 12-28-2009, 01:23 AM
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Does your horse have access to shelter from the rain such as a run-in shed if they want? Access to hay?

Horses will actually get colder in plus temps w rain and wind then they are in -20!

Your horse should be fine w no blanket as long as they have access to forage, and shelter. Also he/she must be in good health to start with....meaning good weight, and adequate coat for the elements.

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post #6 of 16 Old 12-28-2009, 03:22 AM Thread Starter
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Does your horse have access to shelter from the rain such as a run-in shed if they want? Access to hay?

Horses will actually get colder in plus temps w rain and wind then they are in -20!

Your horse should be fine w no blanket as long as they have access to forage, and shelter. Also he/she must be in good health to start with....meaning good weight, and adequate coat for the elements.
It isn't supposed to be windy. He will have access to lots of hay and a shelter, and he is in good health plus he has a good winter coat.

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post #7 of 16 Old 12-28-2009, 03:44 AM
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yeah, he/she should be fine out in the rain.

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post #8 of 16 Old 12-28-2009, 04:29 AM
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It won't melt :]

All mine are out 24/7 no matter the weather and they are all fat, happy and shiny. Horses did just fine before stalls were invented :]

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post #9 of 16 Old 12-28-2009, 09:32 AM
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If a horse doesn't get out and are blanketed all the time, they don't get their winter coat that god gave them. God made them to be outside in the rain, wind, hail, sleet, cold, and, heat, we have made them into the sissies that can't handle the weather.
If they have something that they can get next to that will block the wind and they have endless supply of hay to keep them warm, they will be fine.
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post #10 of 16 Old 12-28-2009, 09:34 AM
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My horses are also out 24/7 w/ shelter and no coat. All my guys get soaked when it rains, because they don't really care. Most of the time the water beads off and doesnt even reach their skin. The only actually go into the shelter when they get hay there.
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