Originally Posted by myhorsesonador View Post
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?