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    01-05-2012, 05:12 PM
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Green Broke
Question Mesh fly sheet?

I have mesh fly sheets for both of my horses. We don't blanket them in the winter because they get really fuzzy coats! But it has been particularly windy, I was wondering if I could put the mesh sheets on them to keep the wind off of them? Would they ventilate the warm air out and the cold air in to make them cold??
     
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    01-05-2012, 08:27 PM
  #2
Showing
Ray, I doubt mesh fly sheet will give too much of defense against the wind. Personally I'd just leave them as is if you don't have any other blankets.
     
    01-05-2012, 08:35 PM
  #3
Started
Fly sheets wont provide much protection at all. I agree with leaving them as is.
     
    01-05-2012, 09:06 PM
  #4
Trained
Ray, if you don't blanket and your horses develop good coats, why the concern now about the wind? They have shelter, right?

I never blanket; have done it only once when a horse was in shock :(
     
    01-05-2012, 09:18 PM
  #5
Yearling
Horses coats if healthy provide good protection against the environment. Fly sheets are not doing anything more than laying their outer coat down which isn't good. Their undercoat acts like a hollowfill of sorts. A three sided shelter is sufficient.
     
    01-08-2012, 09:07 PM
  #6
Green Broke
Okay Thanks :)
     

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