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KatyLeah 06-01-2011 10:48 PM

Tips for keeping my boy cool?
My gelding, October sweats profusely outside. His mane is roached and he has shade during the day and plenty of water. But when I go to see him, his neck and body are soaking wet, from just standing in the pasture. Any tips for helping keep a horse cool besides the obvious hosing down and such? Thanks :-)

AlexS 06-02-2011 12:26 AM

There is little you can do. When I am at the barn at the moment (we have such a heatwave here) I can't wait to leave. It is unbearable. Just make sure he has as much shade/shelter as you can.

BlondieHorseChic 06-02-2011 02:02 AM

I read somewhere whichhazel is supposed to help cool, but it also dries out skin. If there is anyway a fan would benefit him those tend to cool the sweat and keep the horse cool.

speckledchick 06-05-2011 07:38 PM

When your there you could spray him down with water before you leave, but if you don't want him to get dirty then I wouldn't do it. But that's just my advice(:

EventingDeva 06-05-2011 07:48 PM

If your horse has a darker coat, he will probablly bebefit from a cooling sheet or fly sheet. The lighter color will keep his coat from attracting as much sun and thus keep him cooler.

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