Bad weather worries - The Horse Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 6 Old 01-09-2011, 08:05 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posts: 755
• Horses: 3
Unhappy Bad weather worries

I live in Georgia and we're just getting slammed with icy rain and snow and a general mix of bad weather (if you want to take a look, type in 30253 at My horses have their turnout blankets on, and there are some woods at the back of the pasture, but I'm still worried about them because they don't have any real shelter. The other horses being boarded there don't have shelter, and they don't have blankets, but I'm still worried about my babies and wish I could put up a run in shelter... or could afford to. Just wanted someone with more horse sense than my fiance to tell me that they'll be okay. The horses I grew up with lived in harsh conditions with no blanket and no shelter, but... well, you know how it goes.
musicalmarie1 is offline  
post #2 of 6 Old 01-09-2011, 08:09 PM
Green Broke
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Louisiana
Posts: 2,634
• Horses: 1
I totally understand, but they will be fine.
Posted via Mobile Device
cakemom is offline  
post #3 of 6 Old 01-09-2011, 08:15 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posts: 755
• Horses: 3
Well, to further defend my worries, I'm finally taking care of the horses on my own, and my parents don't really think I can do it.... even though I'm 24 and have grown up with horses :P Oh parents...
musicalmarie1 is offline  
post #4 of 6 Old 01-09-2011, 09:18 PM
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Wyoming
Posts: 2,051
• Horses: 2
Your horses will be okay. Here in Wyoming we have had cold already to -20 F without wind chill, some days warming up to -1 at the high, just plain cold. Tons of snow and ice, cold enough that the horses have ice on their whiskers. They have a shelter but do not use it at all, just turn their tails to the wind if it is blowing or just stand in it. Give plenty of hay and I use tank heater in my water so they have fresh semi warm water to drink at all times. One horse is 9 the other is 24.
wyominggrandma is offline  
post #5 of 6 Old 01-09-2011, 09:38 PM
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Ontario
Posts: 6,176
• Horses: 5
Sounds like your horses are used to being outside. Animals usually get ready for the weather before it comes. They were probably wondering, "Why the heck is she bringing out the blankets now? Doesn't she know it's been coming for days? Humans... bah." Then one says, "Ya, but she tries. And it sure is nice to see her the snow isn't scaring her off."

They'll huddle if they get really cold. Really is some shocking weather for you guys down there though probably.
NorthernMama is offline  
post #6 of 6 Old 01-09-2011, 09:59 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posts: 755
• Horses: 3
It really is! We even had snow on Christmas, which hasn't happened since the late 1800s! It's been crazy :P
musicalmarie1 is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
New Facility for my Bella. New worries for my daughter DisneyCowgirl1901 Horse Talk 10 01-07-2010 11:54 PM
Clinton Anderson's No Worries Club Colorado Dobes Horse Talk 4 10-11-2009 05:09 PM
Saddle Fit Worries OregonCowgirl Horse Tack and Equipment 3 10-09-2009 09:49 PM
founder worries? farmpony84 Horse Health 10 11-27-2008 07:56 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome