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        02-12-2010, 05:43 AM
      #11
    Foal
    Oh Canada - how we love you at -40!. You have gotten the best advice. The only thing I also do when it gets colder is give warm soaked beet pulp with oats added in. The oats give more heat because of the way they are digested (can make some horses a little silly they say but I do not find that when they need the energy for heat) - the beet pulp to help balance calcium to the phos in the oats plus has minerals and is so safe for any horse ( of course there must be an exception out there); the soaking also gives them water if they won't drink in the cold weather. I heard the vets at zoo where feeding beet pulp to help their animals in a cold snap. Keep warm - we wish we were there!
         
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        02-12-2010, 11:15 AM
      #12
    Foal
    Thanks everyone!

    -40... Good Grief, I wouldnjsut give up all hope of living in the temp.

    I'm glad I could supply some good laughs! I'll add some pics of the horses later, but here's some of the doggies.

    The first one is my American Bulldog, the second is of the church across the street.
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        02-12-2010, 11:36 AM
      #13
    Banned
    Haha, leave them out they will love it!
         
        02-12-2010, 11:39 AM
      #14
    Foal
    Was just going to say, so no one thinks my dog lives outside, Patrón is an inside dog!

    Didnt want anyone thinking "Sheesh she blankets her horses, but makes her nearly hairless dog sit outside in the snow"
         
        02-12-2010, 07:37 PM
      #15
    Weanling
    All good advice from everyone. Mine are out 24/7 and not blanketed, through storms and when its 0 degrees and everything.... but they are used to it, have coats like yaks, and have hay available 24/7.

    One thing I noticed this week when we got 8 inches of snow over a 24 hour period Tuesday-Wednesday is that my horses drank only about half the water they usually drink. I have a watering schedule and they routinely drink, as a herd, 300 gallons every 2 days, but yesterday when I went out to water the tanks were still 1/3 to 1/2 full. I suspect at least some of them must have been enjoying the fresh snow for more than just playing in!
         
        02-12-2010, 07:49 PM
      #16
    Green Broke
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Eastowest    
    All good advice from everyone. Mine are out 24/7 and not blanketed, through storms and when its 0 degrees and everything.... but they are used to it, have coats like yaks, and have hay available 24/7.

    One thing I noticed this week when we got 8 inches of snow over a 24 hour period Tuesday-Wednesday is that my horses drank only about half the water they usually drink. I have a watering schedule and they routinely drink, as a herd, 300 gallons every 2 days, but yesterday when I went out to water the tanks were still 1/3 to 1/2 full.I suspect at least some of them must have been enjoying the fresh snow for more than just playing in!


    Interesting.....same thing happens with mine after a fresh snowfall.
         
        02-12-2010, 07:50 PM
      #17
    Green Broke
    Alabamahorsemom, your doggie looks like he is enjoying the snow! Mine liked to bury his entire head in the snow and tunnel through it.
         
        02-12-2010, 08:53 PM
      #18
    Green Broke
    I live way up here in canada, and my horse is blanketed during the winter, and comes half in a night, im sorry, I did giggle a little when you said 38,
    I would be very jealous, but we have been having some great weather up here (about MINUS 6!!!!) haha
         

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