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        08-26-2011, 09:45 PM
    It was 101 degrees today here in Georgia.............
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        08-27-2011, 10:13 AM
    Originally Posted by Bearkiller    
    Nothernmama, why wouldn't you use a blanket?
    Just as painted horse described, my horses too will roll in the snow after a sweaty winter ride. If they are very sweaty and it's windy or late in the day, I will dry them myself, then watch them roll and then dry them again. If there is no wind, I barely even dry them. I just brush a bit and watch them roll. I don't like a blanket because then the horses can't "fluff up" their fur and that is what will help dry them out.

    I used to diligently dry them only to watch them roll, shake a bit and stand in the sun to let the snow melt. They'd get all wet again anyway, just from that. It's a different wet though, not through to the skin. So my main concern is to expose the roots of the hair to get the skin dry. A blanket will block that, not help it.
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