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What to do over the winter??

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        10-30-2011, 12:16 PM
    WELL said!!!
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        10-30-2011, 12:22 PM
    [QUOTE]My number 1 piece of advice is check your horse dailyQUOTE]
    Totally agree, I have seen myself get in my truck, drive to the barn during the night and checking my boy...Only to have him look up at me from the round bale with a look of what the heck are you doing here..But, Its up to us has humans to make sure our horses are not cold ...
        10-30-2011, 12:31 PM
    I cannot make it out to the barn every day due to class and work, but I am there 3-4 times a week, at least. Monday-Friday the lesson girls bring all horses in, then decide which horses will be ridden that day by whom. They are all looked over before riding or being let out. The BO feeds every morning and checks the horses. By now she knows my horse well enough to know if he was acting off or anything.

    Should I be doing anything about the drastic changes in weather we've had? Some nights are in the 40s and some days are up into the 80s, and he's got a decently thick coat right now. I've been out there a few times when it's been hot and I've never brought him in sweating, but he's definitely sweaty even after a ride. When it's warm enough I just hose him down after the ride.. While hosing he will tell me if it happens to be too cool for him and I will stop and rub him down to help dry him off.
        10-30-2011, 08:23 PM
    I put all my hard keepers on smartdigest. It really makes a difference in them.
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