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Think my mini and my friends mini suffered from hypothermia last night

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  • How cold can the temp be before my miniature horse will suffer
  • Body clipping yearling mini

 
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    02-12-2011, 10:55 PM
  #11
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by dirtymartini    
I guess it is all what the horse gets used to. The boarder here...she is a 2 year old filly. She has never had a blanket on her ever (and again, her hair is VERY short) and as much as I want to buy a blanket myself to use on her...if the owners take her away and never put a blanket on her again, well, I will feel that I have spoiled her and she will miss having a blanket.

I really and truly think the issue here is the fresh body clipping. In two weeks from now, I cannot fathom putting 2 blankets on my minis. I swear I have never ever seen a hood on any horse here in SoFla.

I do agree that concrete barns get cold. My barn is wood, and they are never locked in, always have access to a paddock.

So horses in CN, where VelvetsAB lives....even if they grow winter coats...are you saying they should have a blanket when it is below 0? And what about wild horses?

I feel like I am middle of the road on this topic. Both my minis have blankets...which is way more than a lot of horses have...but that's it...after that I think it is overkill here in SoFla.
If you wount do whats right for your ponies then don't clip them or don't have them at all.

Unless your driving around at night snooping through peoples barns your not going to see a hood.

This is a big pet peeve of mine I left a barn because off people body clipping then refusing to put more than one blanket on a horse. After al there horses right? They'll be fine... WRONG I've seen a horse die from being cold.
     
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    02-13-2011, 09:20 AM
  #12
Weanling
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Originally Posted by myhorsesonador    
If you wount do whats right for your ponies then don't clip them or don't have them at all.

Unless your driving around at night snooping through peoples barns your not going to see a hood.

This is a big pet peeve of mine I left a barn because off people body clipping then refusing to put more than one blanket on a horse. After al there horses right? They'll be fine... WRONG I've seen a horse die from being cold.
Ok, first of all, I do not live in Ocala. It was not in the 20s last night. Maybe 45?

I do not have to go snooping in barns, there are plenty of horses that are out in pastures all night long with no blankets.

The boarders next door, a 30 year old retired show horse and a 28 year old thoroughbred...only blankets and only one blanket. I know this because sometimes they call me to run over there and put on the blankets if they can't get out to do it.

I hang out at the show barn across the street, to visit my friend. NOT ONE horse has a hood. Ever.

The horse that is boarded here does not even have a blanket. Funny, I posted about this on another board, that I felt bad for it, and I got flamed when I said that I want to blanket her when it is 50 degrees or under.

I have had two vets. Both told me to body clip. One told me blanket under 55, the other said under 45. Now, with a fresh clipping, obviously a little more than that. No one ever mentioned a hood or multiple blankets.

I came here admitting I made a mistake by clipping him right before a cold front. He did not go overnight without a blanket, just a few hours. I don't need to be told I shouldn't have my minis. Very sad that you would make such a statement without knowing anything else about their care.

SLCS-No, I did not clip Bruno...he was clipped back in Oct or Nov, but his hair did not grow out crazy like Boos!

I think I am going to leave his legs furry. He looks cute, and it will protect him from any weeds or stickers or flies. When his clip grows out he will look a little more even. He looks like the hunter clip in this article, without the saddle shape on his back!
HorseIT - Equestrian internet portal Clipping information - What type of clip should I do on my horse?
     
    02-13-2011, 04:31 PM
  #13
Yearling
Happy to hear the weather was not so bad again last night.
(Boy we got some high nasty winds out'a no where last night! Still pretty gusty today too, but at least it is staying up in the 30's )

You just can't always plan ahead, Mother Nature is always throwing
surprises at us isn't she?
Every body is doing okay then now, the neighbor mini too?

     
    02-13-2011, 05:05 PM
  #14
Weanling
Yes, everyone is fine today, thank you.

And trust me, I feel STUPID for not checking the forecast. Thing is, it had been sweltering hot for a few days, and I just could not fathom the temperature would drop so much. I learned my lesson, trust me! Tonight it will be warmer, I just looked at the forecast, mid 60s. I will blanket him at about 7 pm, when the sun drops. There is not a cloud in the sky right now, sun is shining.
     
    02-13-2011, 05:41 PM
  #15
Yearling
Good, Good.

And don't feel stupid about not checking the forecast!
If your area is anything like ours it would not have made a bit of difference anyway.
They are so unreliable.

I just look out my windows at any given time, check the clouds, wind direction, etc.
That's my weather forecast. Works pretty darn good too!
     

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