Do fly rugs keep your horse cool?
A few days ago when it reached midday on a hot day, I felt really bad as I realized my horse was wearing her 100g winter rug. I rushed out to take it off and was surprised to find she wasn't hot at all, not cold but no where near hot. The next day I took off her rug at 9.00 in the morning and by the afternoon my hand hurt by touching her back as it was so hot (She is plain bay) The day with her rug on was hotter so I am no confused.
I wouldn't want to leave a winter rug on her during the heat but will a mesh fly rug keep her cooler than she would if she wasn't wearing a rug at all?
Sorry if this is a stupid question
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