Originally Posted by tinyliny
off hand, I would say your idea of a lightweigth wind/rain sheet will work best, especially if he has a good coat. He should have access to a LOT of good hay and be groomed regularly to keep the fluff (in case it gets matted down with mud). Can you wait for a bit to see how good he furs out? I do know that they are hardier than we think, but your temps are pretty cold by my standards. I am sure some of the other northern folks will have some thought.s
How is he doing? This is the black and white qh you bought in wierd circumstances from the lady who misrepresneted him, no?
Yup, same horse. Things are actually going pretty well. He isnt the brightest bulb, and learns a little slowly, but I am much more confident with him. I have him lunging properly now, and he is quite respectful on the ground. He doesnt like to stand tied for too long though. Since "the incident" he hasnt bucked or run into me once. I took him out 3 times last week. (I have been riding him in the arena, and probably 6-7 times totlal off of the property) his first trail ride with other horses, he was a really good boy. Then I took him out twice on the same trail by himself. We even saw a deer, and I was able to handle him-didnt act up too much, plus these trail work him pretty hard--there is no flat ground around here. I am much more assertive now and am using the same attitude with him as do when I am training my dogs--he doesnt get away with much. I feel like we are goin to be Okay--a way to go before he is the steady trail mount I though I was purchasing, but I am getting loads of experience, and my BO and other boarders are astounded at how far he has come, how knowledgable I am (thanks to all the advice from this forum and ALOT of research), and how sweet he is. I had an interesting experience the other day where he swung his butt into the electric fence while I had him on the lead, he whipped around and backed up, but didnt bolt, and calmed down quickly. I was very impressed.
Thanks Tinyliny for your ongoing support and interest!