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post #1 of 5 Old 12-07-2019, 04:56 PM Thread Starter
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Blanketing!

My horse got a full clip today in preparation for a show. It’s only getting down to 58 tonight so i was wondering if it’s a good idea to put his blanket on.

He is very sensitive and a very hard keeper who drops weight easily, plus it would just give me peace of mind knowing he is not going to be shivering all night. However, it’s not going to be THAT cold.

He would only have it on from when it gets dark tonight until sunrise tomorrow morning,

Opinions?? TIA
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post #2 of 5 Old 12-07-2019, 05:00 PM
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If you remove their natural coat then something has to replace it.
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post #3 of 5 Old 12-07-2019, 05:33 PM
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Yes, he will need a sheet at minimum. Especially if hes outside.
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post #4 of 5 Old 12-07-2019, 07:23 PM
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We are expecting same for temps. The two here at the barn that have not grown winter coats we blanketed tonight. The third that has a thin winter coat no blanket tonight. So if you clipped then I'd say yes.

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post #5 of 5 Old 12-08-2019, 07:58 AM
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Little late to this but yes, blanket that horse!!
No sheet, he needs a blanket with warmth properties in it.
58 and no hair, no coat, and exposed to the night-air damp and nightly breeze most of Florida gets...
He needs a blanket...
When the temperatures dip again like predicted to happen to south Florida he will need more warmth factor till his coat grows back in.
A (fitted) cooler the day of the show or take his sheet with you to keep him clean, more importantly comfortable in morning chill of air and damp factor again making a large difference in what the thermometer says and what it feels like.
By me this morning, 58 on the thermometer but 47 "feel like" is cold when exposed to it for hours.
Would you want to be outdoors for 10+ hours in that temp with no coat...think not.
Do your horses have stalls/barn or are they 24/7 paddock kept also makes a even bigger difference in what the horse needs..
Once the sun is up and burned through the morning mists it is warming, but till that hour of day arrives and temps climb, horse(s) need protection when clipped.

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