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  1. Horse Health
    If you have an unclipped horse who lives outside 24/7, would it ever need a blanket and if so what type? Granted the horse would be healthy and able to grow a nice full winter coat. I've heard different things, like you should never put a turnout sheet on or else it will flatten the hairs that...
  2. Horse Health
    I live in Southern Kentucky & I want to know everyone's preferences when it comes to blanketing. We have always had Quarter Horse's that are very easy keepers. They puff up like cotton balls in the winter and have never had trouble going without a blanket. An obstacle that we have is barbed wire...
  3. Grooming, clipping, bathing & equipment used
    I live in Minnesota and my horse lives outdoors 24/7 with a good shelter. He grows a very long thick winter coat as I do not blanket him. In the Spring we have a LOT of mud and he loves to roll and lay in it. He is often COMPLETELY covered in mud and, being that it's clay, nothing short of a...
  4. Horse Health
    We all know when our horses are cold, and I’ve been researching the best blanketing tactics. Here’s my situation (and if you live in Maryland, you feel my pain!) We had a mild winter then March hit. March was full of sunny days reaching the 80’s, so, naturally, my horses completely shedded their...
  5. Horse Tack, blankets and Equipment Queries
    Bringing a new horse home who's used to being covered up in the winter. It gets bone-chillingly cold here. What are some good blankets you guys use or recommend?
  6. Horse Health
    Hi! I never had this problem in my old location (I moved last year to this icy, cold island) but I was wondering about what to do in the case of subzero temps when the horses are shedding out. My mare is starting to shed out with vigour and I'm a little nervous since we're still experiencing...
  7. Grooming, clipping, bathing & equipment used
    Hi, I was wondering if you can completely stop blanketing in a horse who has pretty much been blanketed its whole life, as I am not too keen on blanketing, I just think it's unnecessary and unnatural whilst the horse has perfectly good natural oils in its fur to keep him both cool and warm. If...
  8. Grooming, clipping, bathing & equipment used
    Hallo everyone! I've put this under grooming and such because it mentioned clipping and I see clipping and blanketing as part of the grooming process. It does affect the coat after all soo, yeah. If it's in the wrong forum, please tell me and I'll see about switching it. :) So concerning...
  9. Horse Talk
    Hi, I got to thinking, since it is starting to get colder again now. Should I blanket my horse? I will tell you some about her, and her schedule etc.. She is a 6 year old Morgan. In regular work, we work most days of the week whether it is riding, lunging, longe lining, or ground driving. She...
  10. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    Three weeks ago I put a fly sheet on my beloved new horse and the next day began a long and scary few weeks of vet care since he was impaled with six inches of wood in his corral overnight and needed a lance, drain, and staples. Everyone chalked it up to a freak accident since he's know to itch...
  11. Horse Health
    I heard that blankets smash down horse's coats (which normally fluff up to trap in heat), therefore leaving them colder than they would have been without it. However, I'd like to blanket my horse next winter to make grooming easier for both of us. He lives out 24/7 (with access to shelter) and...
  12. Horse Tack, blankets and Equipment Queries
    So I just recently realized that I own a cooler. I want to use it, but I'm not sure when I should. The pony I ride gets pretty fuzzy September - May. Right now the temperatures are at average a high of 65 and a low of 40 so it's too cold to sponge or hose yet he gets sweaty after most of our...
  13. Horse Health
    So recently (as in, over the course of the past 2-3 days) my one mare has begun to exhibit a cough. She doesn't seem to appear very lethargic, have already ruled out choke, no runny nose or discharge, eating normal, and she is currently up to date on all vaccines. She is housed in close...
  14. Horse Tack, blankets and Equipment Queries
    I am really considering blanketing my girl this winter and am reading many posts on blanketing. Been learning a ton too, however, still have questions, lol. I have started looking at blankets and come across this one. Saddles Tack Horse Supplies - ChickSaddlery.com Saxon 1200 Denier Standard...
  15. Grooming, clipping, bathing & equipment used
    Not sure if this is the correct area for this topic. I searched for related discussions but found nothing. Anyhow, I have been fortunate to have at least one horse all my life minus the last 6 years. I have recently got a AQHA filly and am getting back into the swing of things. I'm looking for...
  16. Horse Talk
    Hi everyone! We seem to always have a rainy and windy winter, so I was wondering about blanketing. My horses sometimes run around outside while it is raining, instead of staying in their barn, so their hair is always wet! I am afraid that since their hair is laying flat that they are going to...
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