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    03-10-2012, 11:12 AM

Hey guys!

I'm not sure if this is where this should go but...I have been wanting to lunge my horse lately just to keep him on point but it has been quite cold and don't have access to an indoor arena. Basically what I'm saying is, is it a bad idea to lunge him in the cold weather? I keep a blanket on him when he goes out because he doesn't grow a long winter coat.

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    03-10-2012, 11:21 AM
Not usually. But how cold is 'cold'
    03-10-2012, 11:45 AM
Originally Posted by hoopla    
Not usually. But how cold is 'cold'
Above freezing like mid-30's
    03-10-2012, 11:57 AM
Depends on the footing. Be aware that as the ground freezes and thaws it can become very "greasy". The top may be thawed and under that it is harder, making the top layer slide off easily, leading the horse to slip. Even with as mild as this winter has been, there has been a good bit of "greasiness", I have found. If you are in a well drained arena outside with good footing, you should be fine, but not on grass or mud.
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