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post #11 of 16 Old 11-17-2012, 10:51 AM Thread Starter
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post #12 of 16 Old 11-17-2012, 10:54 AM
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Just make sure your hard keeper gets enough hay and protein, and then, yes, I am quite sure he'll be ok. We have a newcomer-hard keeper in our barn and he does great with a higher protein level in his feed - we use sunflower meal. We also have several older horses, used to have a pregnant mare and later her foal - they all did and do well in our rather extreme weather.

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post #13 of 16 Old 11-17-2012, 10:56 AM Thread Starter
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Thank you, gosh if you saw him when I got him you would understand the worry, lol. If you have a minute look at my pictures of Kinley before and after. Amazing. Well, I am off to put them out. I will keep blankets on them today, to see how they do. I knowwwwwwwwwww I can't help it, lol.

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post #14 of 16 Old 11-17-2012, 11:33 AM
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Keeping blankets on them can actually get them colder sooner, because they press their coats down and they are unable to use their thermoregulation abilities. Just saying. But I believe that you are doing what you feel as best for your horses, so good luck! I'm sure that Kinley is in good hands. :)

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post #15 of 16 Old 11-17-2012, 12:41 PM
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As someone who has an extremely hard keeper I understand. My girl has been blanketed since mid september. Below 50 and she has a blanket on.

When it rained for several days in a row I switched between a rain sheet, her medium and her heavy blanket. It was 60 one day so rain sheet then it was 40 that night so medium then the next two days in the 20s so then the heavy. It took several days for the medium to dry out. If you can bring the blankets inside at night to dry faster that is best.

I would certainly keep them blanketed all day when they are outside especially since they do not have shelter. I would probably only leave them outside for 6 hours or so just enough to stretch but not too long so they don't get soaked.
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post #16 of 16 Old 11-17-2012, 12:56 PM
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My horses have always gone out in the day time and either locked in a stall a night or had a run-in. I have never been one to blanket my horses and I've taken two of my Keepers to ages 27 & 29.

The times have changed with my second group of Keepers. My two mid-20's fellas are now hard keepers and one of them has Equine Metabolic Syndrome.

I'm from the OH/PA border originally and know what "bone-chilling cold" really means - lol

If your hard keeper has to be out in rain and bone-chilling cold, I would blanket him with a water-proof blanket.

If you bring everyone in at night, that gives all of them ample time to dry and warm up again. If anyone is shivering and you're expecting more of the same weather the next day, I'd put a blanket on that horse too.

If you have time before you leave for work, rake a plastic brush or something stiff-bristled thru everyone's hair to fluff it up, after being matted down from the rain. A fluffy and clean horse is a warm horse

Hope this helps
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