Keeping horse with full winter coat cool during riding? - Page 3 - The Horse Forum
 3Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #21 of 26 Old 11-18-2012, 02:48 PM Thread Starter
Weanling
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: US
Posts: 681
• Horses: 1
Haha, yeah, I just hate having to cool him down for hours
Quote:
Originally Posted by MySerenity View Post
When I was younger I didn't have a barn so there wasn't anywhere to put them after a ride. They just went back out and they never seemed any worse for wear. I sometimes wonder how much some of our concerns are valid. I would definitely not claim that he is always completely dry before he goes back outside and he hasn't died yet. Lol


Black Beauty 94 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #22 of 26 Old 11-18-2012, 07:49 PM
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: New Hampshire
Posts: 2,661
• Horses: 1
The only other thing I'll add is that I was told years ago a vigorous curry in the sweaty areas helps because it helps separate the wet, matted hair to dry more quickly. No idea if that's a wive's tale or true...

As for me, I did have a trace clip last year but don't think I'll do it again this year. I just do lots of walking at the end of the ride; sometimes slip the saddle off and ride her at the walk bareback for a few minutes to help dry out the really sweaty girth area.
egrogan is offline  
post #23 of 26 Old 11-18-2012, 07:58 PM
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: CT USA an English transplant
Posts: 20,724
• Horses: 3
Mine are trace clipped and blanketed - its not like blankets are expensive and takes no time at all to throw one on.
jaydee is offline  
post #24 of 26 Old 11-18-2012, 08:34 PM
Weanling
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Somewhere on Vancouver Island
Posts: 601
• Horses: 0
If you are riding consistently and at a moderate level where your horses sweats a fair amount it is better to clip then not to clip as they will actually loose condition if they have a heavy coat and sweat as it is hard on their system.

Doing a partial clip on the underside of the body still allows them to stay warm enough when not working and cool enough when they are working.....you can adjust the size of clip on the horse and how much they sweat......I have a super easy keeper who is also a heavy sweater so she gets a bigger trace clip then my other guy who does not sweat as much and is just an easy keeper.

Super Nova
Super Nova is offline  
post #25 of 26 Old 11-18-2012, 10:11 PM
Foal
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 19
• Horses: 0
For my semiretired guy I do a partial clip down the underside of the neck and on the belly. I have a blanket that has a belly band, so that eases my mind a bit. The guy in full training gets a blanket clip. There's just no way he could make through a winter working in a full winter coat.
Black Beauty 94 likes this.
moking is offline  
post #26 of 26 Old 11-21-2012, 09:21 PM Thread Starter
Weanling
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: US
Posts: 681
• Horses: 1
Thank you!


Black Beauty 94 is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
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:
OR

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.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
horse been shedding coat when other horses are growing winter coat!? garlicbunny Horse Health 6 10-19-2011 07:43 AM
Some questions regarding Mane, Winter coat, swinging head while riding nyg052003 Horse Health 11 10-19-2011 07:43 AM
Outdoor Winter Riding: Keeping Warm BornToRun Horse Riding 10 10-02-2011 03:24 PM
Clipping a 17 Hand horse with a full winter coat Piper182 Horse Grooming 8 02-24-2011 06:26 PM
Keeping your horse cool Trails Trail Riding 6 05-17-2010 11:24 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome