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    12-20-2010, 02:19 PM
  #1
Foal
Coolers

My horse is body clipped but he tends to sweat even so.
I know 'coolers' are an acceptable solution. I was hoping to learn if they really do help absorb the sweat and aid your horse in drying.

If so, does anyone know of a site that sells some nifty coolers.
I have seen Dover's, but nothing too exciting.

Thanks

-dyl
     
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    12-20-2010, 02:40 PM
  #2
Weanling
I actually used a large polar fleece blanket before I was given a few coolers from a relative. It served its purpose fine, although it tended to blow around (because it didn't have any straps), which might scare some horses. I now have a Big D double thick polar fleece cooler, and I love it. I have a flannel one as well, but it isn't quite as warm. I'm not sure where you would buy these though, as they were given to me.
     
    12-20-2010, 02:45 PM
  #3
Weanling
I use a fleece cooler and it works. You can actually see and feel the sweat coming through it.
     
    12-20-2010, 02:56 PM
  #4
Banned
I know Smartpak has a line of coolers (or as they are sometimes called, dress sheets).

I have found both wool and fleece coolers do a great job of wicking the moisture off the horse while keeping them from getting a chill.

Fleece is easier to care for as you can toss it in your washing machine.
     
    12-20-2010, 03:06 PM
  #5
Foal
I have this blanket which I won at a show but have never found use for it.
Would this be considered a cooler?
Dover Saddlery | Wool Dress Sheet .

There is a need to put a cooler on your horse before packing him up in his blankets and leaving for the night ?

I feel so dumb .
     
    12-20-2010, 03:09 PM
  #6
Weanling
Quote:
Originally Posted by tseluyu dylan    
I have this blanket which I won at a show but have never found use for it.
Would this be considered a cooler?
Dover Saddlery | Wool Dress Sheet .

There is a need to put a cooler on your horse before packing him up in his blankets and leaving for the night ?

I feel so dumb .

Yeah that would be a type of cooler. And you should try to get the sweat of a horse before putting a blanket on as they will get a chill and get sick.
     
    12-20-2010, 03:10 PM
  #7
Banned
Yes, a dress sheet is a cooler, a nice fitted cooler.


I do not dress my horses in their coolers. They do get very moist from the sweat. I put the cooler on while I am cooling the horse out. Once the horse is dry and cool they can be re-blanketed into their normal layers and the cooler put some where to dry.
     
    12-20-2010, 03:10 PM
  #8
Foal
Thank you!
I am excited that I now have a use for it.
     
    12-20-2010, 03:24 PM
  #9
Weanling
OP...I have a blue cooler I will sell you if you are interested.

It does have embroidery on it but can probably be removed if you wanted to.



Edit* didnt read that the OP actually HAS one that will work...ha!
     
    12-20-2010, 03:25 PM
  #10
Foal
Hey, thanks! Is it one of those coolers that covers the neck as well?
     

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