Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Washington, USA.
My horse HATES the rain.
Kind of a vent, but mostly trying to see if anyone else out there has the same "problem."
Ricci is a 17 year old Paint mare, and she hates the rain. Seriously hates it. She will not go out in the rain, period. She will stand in her walk-in stall and look out depressingly at all the grass she "can't" eat because she'll get wet. People think I coddle her too much, and maybe I do, because she won't starve just to stay out of the rain. But as soon as it starts raining in the fall, she gets her blanket during the day and she comes in at night. I find when she's blanketed, she's much more willing to go outside and graze. Once, I let her outside without a blanket on because I thought it would be fine. Then all of a sudden, it starts pouring down rain, so I rush back to barn to find her "stranded" in the lean-to in the back pasture, and she screamed and screamed at me. I walked all the way out there with her blanket and put it her on her. She looked at me as I was buckling it up like, "I can't believe you didn't put my blanket on, how dare you do this to me!" and it was hilarious. And of course, once she was blanketed, she walked out of the lean to and grazed.
It's just so silly, lol.
"Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds."