I am having a bit of trouble finding this info on google, and suddenly remembered this forum! Why if anyone has the anwers it's you fine people
1) What is a safe temperature to work my horse at this winter? This is my first horse, he is very fat and out of shape, and this is Manitoba where it is (supposed to be) very very cold. I want to begin round penning him and practising join-up, but am worried he will sweat, then freeze to death when I leave the facility - How do I do this safely in -30C ? Or should I be waiting until spring and not bother putting him at risk? He is outdoor board, and a draft mix if that info helps.
2) When he was given to me, I was told he was UTD on vaccinations, and later found out he only had his West Nile in 2011. When is the best time to give him his vaccinations, and will getting them all in one vet visit cause a reaction? I know in dogs, they are often spaced out so it is less likely the dog will have an allergic reaction, etc. But he is in a very large pasture with 20+ horses, which changes constantly, and I feel that I am leaving him at risk so want to handle this asap but as safely as possible for him.
Thank you all so much in advance - I'm still brand new to everything, but getting it one topic at a time! Also for anyone who remembers Clyde's story, his feet are almost perfect now and I will post an update very soon