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post #1 of 3 Old 11-01-2013, 01:26 AM Thread Starter
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Blanketing in AZ

Hey everyone!

I was wondering if anyone from AZ or a similar climate had input about blanketing a clipped horse out here. I don't believe the regular guides apply due to the fact that these horses are accustomed to a much warmer climate!

When do you switch from a sheet to a lightweight/lined sheet to a midweight blanket? It's going to be 45F for a few hours this evening and I'm wondering if I should have put a liner under my horse's sheet (he's body clipped in a stall with a run). This is my first year clipping/blanketing and I don't have a lot of guidance!

Any input helps. Thanks. :)
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post #2 of 3 Old 11-02-2013, 05:59 PM
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I would put a liner under it. Basically, you have to adjust to your horse. Ideally you would put the sheet and liner on your horse at 45 F for a couple hours and then check on him and see if how he feels.

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post #3 of 3 Old 11-02-2013, 06:56 PM
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Well... it depends so much on the horse. It was 45 here in Minnesota today, sun shinning and all. My horse who is a fur ball right now was in her medium weight with hood all day and she was just right under it. I would have at least put a medium weight on and then checked on them in a couple hours. But then again mine only got to be naked for about 3 months this year.
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