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post #1 of 3 Old 11-30-2013, 01:17 AM Thread Starter
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Does she need her blanket in this situation (further explained)?

Hi everyone!
So I'm having a photographer friend of mine take some pictures of my horse in the next couple of weeks. So far we have decided (which could potentially change) to take pictures at sunrise when it is slightly foggy/misty out and it should be a stunning scene. However, I am a little concerned because in the U.S. where I am right now, we are heading into winter, and I expect it will be a bit chilly. Her neck coat is grown out further than the rest of her body because she is typically in a midweight at this time of year. She is a quarter horse so rather thick skinned but not particularly so heavy-coated underneath where the blanket has been providing some warmth. I was/am hoping to take the pictures without any blanket on her, but if it is in the 20s or 30s (maybe 40s, if we're blessed with some 'warmth' that day), I'm kind of worried that a couple of hours (that's expected how long the shoot will be) might be a bit chilling for her. So, in that situation, what should we do? Is it okay to turn her out like that, or will she get too cold?

I'm looking for the balance between being photogenic and being practical and doing what's best for my horse, which is the obvious priority. Just because a picture might look good doesn't mean my horse is in the best scenario.

I'm considering purchasing a nice stable blanket or something classy that would look nice and keep her slightly warmer for the shoot.

Thank you for your advice in advance!
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post #2 of 3 Old 11-30-2013, 01:22 AM
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She should be fine without the blanket for a couple of hours. Unless it's rainy and windy in which case I doubt you'll photograph at all.
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post #3 of 3 Old 11-30-2013, 01:39 AM
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I agree with Saskia, there should be no problem. Just remember to post those pictures here!!
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