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BigBenLoverforLife 11-14-2012 09:44 PM

Fleeces as Blankets?
 
So we are getting to the point were it is too warm for a 100g but to cold for just the sheet. So I was wondering would a fleece be like the happy medium? Not to cold or to hot? It has leg and belly staps and he would wear a turnout sheet over it, then a stale sheet when inside, so would itbe to hot?

Thanks!

BigBenLoverforLife 11-14-2012 09:47 PM

Whoops! Forgot to put it gets to mid 40's in the day and 20's at night.

Lexiie 11-14-2012 09:48 PM

It's been around the 40's by me and a little windy

and I'v been doing exactly what you want to do. I don't see it being too hot for my mare.
Although she doesn't grow a winter coat, so I blanket her because she gets the shivers and then we get runny noses and sleepy ponies

BigBenLoverforLife 11-14-2012 09:53 PM

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Originally Posted by Lexiie (Post 1758531)
It's been around the 40's by me and a little windy

and I'v been doing exactly what you want to do. I don't see it being too hot for my mare.
Although she doesn't grow a winter coat, so I blanket her because she gets the shivers and then we get runny noses and sleepy ponies


Thanks! So she hasn't sweated at all? Also neither does my pony when it comes to coat, also does a sleepy looking pony mean there cold? If so mine has been super cold the past few weeks! I thought something has been wrong!

BigBenLoverforLife 11-14-2012 09:55 PM

What about 52? Would that be to warm for it?

Lexiie 11-14-2012 10:06 PM

No, my mare gets sleepy when she gets a cold! not because the weather is cold(:

52, naa. That would be fine. it had been 50ish for a few days and a few horse actually have medium weight blankets on still with no sweat or discomfort

BigBenLoverforLife 11-14-2012 10:09 PM

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Originally Posted by Lexiie (Post 1758573)
No, my mare gets sleepy when she gets a cold! not because the weather is cold(:

52, naa. That would be fine. it had been 50ish for a few days and a few horse actually have medium weight blankets on still with no sweat or discomfort


Thanks! He wore a medium weight once when it was 50 and didn't sweat either, but didn't look happy! I forgot to take it off one morning when there was a cold snap of 10 that night!

Off to the barn on the AM to put on a fleecy! Thanks

Lexiie 11-14-2012 10:15 PM

No problem!!


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