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post #11 of 13 Old 04-20-2015, 11:04 AM
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Horses thrive in temps like 15*C. Mine winter out in minus 30C. Twice in ten years we've had nasty wind/snow/rain at the beginning of winter which can be tough on horses without a shelter. I bo't a good high necked rain sheet, didn't need it but I may. Horses can easily overheat and dehydrate under a blanket in summer. It may help prevent sun fade but that's not a good reason to blanket. Horses have the ability to lift and flatten the hair to help regulate the core temperature. Blanketing inhibits this.



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post #12 of 13 Old 04-20-2015, 06:13 PM
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I wouldn't blanket at 15C (roughly 59F) unless it was raining heavily and then I'd use a lightweight rain sheet - the 'no fill' type - because constant wet will make them colder than a colder dry day will if you get what I mean
If the horse is clipped - and to hunt in that temperature he will likely need a full clip he won't have any fur too fluff up to insulate him and even if he did it wouldn't help if it was flattened down to his skin by heavy rain
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post #13 of 13 Old 04-20-2015, 08:39 PM Thread Starter
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Haha!! It's still nice down here

Thanks jenkat, I'll have to check it out.

Hold onto what makes you happy, if it tries to buck you off, just hold on a little tighter!
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