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    10-24-2008, 01:25 AM
Really worried!!

Ok so I am new to owning a horse, and think I made a huge mistake!! I put a turnout sheet on my horse but it only has 1 leg strap. My barn owner was there when I put him in it. And didn't say anything ( I put it on because it rained all day and night yesterday and he was shivering and it is going to rain all night again tonight so I thought it was the best thing to do). Of course now that I am home and can't get back out there I am worrying.I can't get ahold of my BO or else I would ask her to put twine or if she had an extra leg strap.
Should I be as worried as I am right now? I can't sleep and horrible thoughts keep popping into my mind.
Thanks Gen~
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    10-24-2008, 01:32 AM

Your horse should be fine so no need to panic

My horses turnout sheet only has one leg strap and he is warm and happy.(well he always is) But horses should be able to endure rain, but I would stop worrying! Its bad to worry.
    10-24-2008, 01:40 AM
Oh thank God!! The reason he can't endure the rain is because we are in Minnesota and we just moved barns 35 days ago so he has lost some weight. I have him on a really good fat supplement along with his reg. Food but he is kinda low on the pecking order now and I don't think his hay intake is quite as high as it was at the other barn, plus it is different hay and I don't think quite as good of quality.
So I am working to get his weight back up, but it will take a little time and the shelters most of the time are being taken by the head horses.
Thank you so much for the reasurence. I was thinking he would lay down then get up and shake and the sheet would roll to the side and he would step on it and trip while going down the hill... Ugh my brain needs to stop!!!
    10-24-2008, 03:14 AM
    10-24-2008, 03:57 AM
Does the blanket have the normal belly surcingles, and is just missing one of the rear leg straps? If so, NO PROBLEM! My horse broke a leg strap once, and I had it off for about a week before I got around to sewing it back together! I just used the one leg strap and attached it diagonally from the left side to the right rear (or vice verse).

I think the worst that could happen with some intense rolling is that the blanket might flap up in the back exposing a butt cheek!
    10-24-2008, 11:03 AM
Thanks, yes it does have the crisscross surcingle. Ok I won't worry anymore!! Lol
Thanks guys.

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