Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Chapel Hill, NC
• Horses: 0
The only wrench that gets thrown into the works are horses who are worked during the cold months. Then, you have to take more assertive action. If a horse sweats, it is from the inside out and it really can be a health hazard.
I had a field hunte that I had trace clipped. We had a particularly fast hunt and, when we were done, she was very wet from sweat. I blanketed her and loaded her in the trailer. By the time I got back to the barn, she was shivering BADLY. Luckily we had heat lamps in the wash stall and I was able to warm and dry her. If she had been unclipped, it would have taken forever to dry her out.
A horse in the wild would, probably, have avoided getting sweaty at all costs.