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    10-29-2012, 05:22 PM
Lol I am having this same discussion with my no at the moment. He's like your horse is getting soaked. And I just replied if he gets to wet he'll go in the run in. My horse is a really bad pacer when kept in a stall and isn't eating. And frankly I'm sure he'd just love to roll in the mud a couple of times just to make me oh so happy to see him alive after this storm. ;)
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    10-29-2012, 09:03 PM
Thanks guys. Reading these responses has really helped me calm my nerves. I appreciate the time you guys took to respond. Tonight she is in and she has a clean stall with lots of hay! Same with the other horses.

Winds are now (9:00 p.m.) at 55 mph gusts, all day rain and temp is at 35 degrees. The next two days should be the worst of it. Spirit was hungry when I went to see her at 4:00 because she did not have enough hay (as where the other horses). I put a small bale in her stall so I wouldn't worry about her running out. We'll see what is left in the morning.

Thanks again!!
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    10-29-2012, 09:13 PM
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Best of luck to you, Spirit and all of her horse friends these next few days at your barn :)
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    10-29-2012, 09:20 PM
Something that is safe for wet horses is a fleece cooler. It will wick away moisture and keep them warm. I usually put one on after baths when its cool out to get them dry quicker.
    10-29-2012, 09:21 PM
And as others said. Horses don't melt in the rain. Mine have a run in and are on 24/7 turnout and prefer to be out in the weather the dummies! If your horse is in everynight I wouldnt worry
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    10-29-2012, 09:23 PM
Originally Posted by GhostwindAppaloosa    
something that is safe for wet horses is a fleece cooler. It will wick away moisture and keep them warm. I usually put one on after baths when its cool out to get them dry quicker.
Do you recommend this for fall, rain and snow ?
    10-29-2012, 09:53 PM
Rain rain rain is pretty much the norm in the UK where every horse owner owns about 10 rugs/blankets and is always browsing the sale rails for more

If your horse is used to being rugged, then the following applies:

Good rug on when out in the day, make sure it's not getting soaked through - if it is, it's not good enough.

Put that rug to dry overnight when your horse is in, with horse wearing a stable blanket. Put on dry rug the next day.

If your horses isn't used to being rugged, then if he's rugged and hardy and has some shelter, he'll survive anyway. As someone else said, he won't melt!

Very important to have plenty ie ad-lib hay at night to help keep them warm, particularly if they did get wet.
    10-29-2012, 09:54 PM
Not for turnout. Just for a little bit until they dry off.
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    10-29-2012, 11:07 PM
I'm on it! My stress level went from really bad to calm so THANK YOU! At least now I can get a good nights rest and be fresh for the morning stall hours. I am taking precautions for myself and sleeping downstairs instead of in my room upstairs. That way if my 100 year old white pines decide to come down I won't get squished in the night. The wind is blowing so hard my brand new Anderson windows are bending!
    10-30-2012, 06:48 AM
Originally Posted by Spotted    
Do you recommend this for fall, rain and snow ?
this can only be put on IN stall INSIDE. If using it in winter you can put it under a winter blanket to keep the moisture away. Brush off any snow that is on the horse first. And after the horse is dry you can remoe the fleece.. I pop mine in the dryer to dry off quickly in freezing weather .. than put it back on hte horse for some extra warmth on my older ones

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