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post #31 of 32 Old 02-13-2012, 03:06 PM
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Where I live there is indeed a Shelter law.. Horses must have adequate shelter or the SPCA will show up at your door. I know that blankets, trees, windbreaks and lean-tos are usually sufficient. But if your horses are in a an open field with no access to one (or more) of these you will be in trouble.

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post #32 of 32 Old 02-13-2012, 06:37 PM
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The foal is probably fine, but leaving things to mother nature is not always kind. She kills off the weak. She feeds her offspring to preditors and produces way more than she can sustain. I prefer not to leave my horses to mother nature in every case. If horses are provide shelter from the rain or snow, they often don't bother with it. They are made to live outside. Many horses do survive in those harsh conditions that several people have described; snow, rain, no shelter. Some of them die from the exposure.
Mother nature provides natural shelter which doesn't sound like this one is getting.
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