|starlinestables ||11-29-2009 06:30 PM |
Potential Blanket Problem
I have a boarder who wants her horse's blanket put on at 40 degrees and below which is fine. The problem that arises is that she only has a stable blanket to be applied in the stall.
Obviously her stable blanket isn't going to hold up to the outside, but she doesn't have enough money to buy a turn out blanket. Her horse is already on the hot side and would go insane if left inside. Her horse isn't a show horse by any means so I'm not sure what her plan is.
I do charge for 24 hr stall care unless the weather is bad. ($2 a day extra).
Can anyone suggest a reasonable solution?
|western walking horse ||11-29-2009 06:32 PM |
has she been there a while if so give her a present
|bubblegum ||11-29-2009 07:24 PM |
try and get a second hand rug, or make one, they are pretty easy to make but you should be able to find a second hand one or one in a bargain bin, they wouldnt be that pricey, i can get second hand ones in ireland from about 20 euro, which is about 18 dollars i think
|Wallaby ||11-29-2009 07:29 PM |
If she got a light rain sheet (which can be super cheap) she could cover the stable blanket with that...
|My Beau ||11-30-2009 01:19 PM |
nevermind. misread ;)
|sillybunny11486 ||11-30-2009 01:46 PM |
I only used stable blankets on my first horse, because he was kept inside with bad weather, adn stalled over nite so it wasnt a really problem. The only issue I had was when my horse would roll in puddles, the staff would change his blanket (I had two) and wash the dirty one for me.
I know people who only blanket at night when it gets really cold in the barn and the horse is stalled, it cant move around to keep warm.
|Lobelia Overhill ||11-30-2009 04:11 PM |
There are some very cheap turn-out rugs available online ...
|simplysouthern ||12-07-2009 02:09 PM |
When I was a broke college student somewhere really cold for the first time, my guy ended up wearing a 20 year old turn out rug that my trainer had in storage "just in case" somebody needed it until I was able to buy my own.
Ask around, some people (myself included) end up hoarding horsie stuff for the "just in cases"
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