So tonight is supposed to be -10 with extreme wind chill. I put blankets on 2/4 ponies for the snow storm the other day. Blankets will come off tomorrow or Sunday. It's supposed to warm up dramatically over the weekend (25/12, 39/35, 47/6!!!) Yes you read that right. Then 10/5, then back to the more normal 25/12.
Sunday and Monday are supposed to rain. While it's been like this all winter thus far this is the most extreme I've seen. I'm also afraid if the horses get wet with the rain what to do that night (thinking icicle ponies). (They are in run ins). Any advice? They are not typically blanketed though I might put the blankets back on the two then take them off Weds (but not when it's so warm... so they would have to be pretty dry that night) the other two will not be blanketed unless needed.
What would you do in this situation? Is there really anything you can do? I can't believe that we haven't had more sick horses around this year. Mine are tough little things but with something so drastic I'm worried. The temp itself they are fine with, just not if they are wet, and it's the jump I'm worried about.