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post #1 of 5 Old 11-22-2010, 08:09 PM Thread Starter
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Unexpected snow and a cold horse :(

It has been snowing all day here! :) That's good, but bad at the same time. It was really unexpected and we were not prepared. I came home from school to find my sister's horse shivering, my horse is absolutely fine. We are currently awaiting the arrival of our new horse shelter, it will come within the next 2 days. Unfortunately that means our horses do not have shelter at the moment. I've never been a big believer in blankets because my horse doesn't need it and unless you are very diligent with it, it can throw the horse's system outta whack. This is Siskiyou's first winter with us and I didn't know how he'd react. Previously he was in a much colder area and out in about 100 acres in the mountains.They have free choice hay and we let them in the yard so that the can get some shelter behind the hay barn and house.

My question is, what should I do? I can get a blanket if I go dig through my grandparents barn, but he is already wet. Should I just make sure he has enough free choice hay all night or what? :( He is a 16.1 QH gelding, about 13years old. Thanks

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post #2 of 5 Old 11-22-2010, 08:13 PM
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Yes hay will keep him warm. I would throw a lot til the shelter gets there.
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post #3 of 5 Old 11-22-2010, 08:41 PM Thread Starter
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Yes, they both are getting as much as they can eat. :) He's stopped shivering for now, I'll go back out a little late and see how he's doing. Thanks for replying!

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post #4 of 5 Old 11-22-2010, 09:45 PM
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We have snow, been snowing for two days. It is supposed to 22 F below zero on Wednesday. We have shelter for the horses, but they rarely go in it. They get free choice hay 24/7 during this cold nasty weather and do just fine.
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post #5 of 5 Old 11-23-2010, 08:46 PM Thread Starter
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Gah! He'sjust a wussy. ;) lol

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