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Re: Re: clipping
Where I live night temps go down to 32 and sometimes below freezing. Still
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> Subject: RC: Re: clipping
> Date: Thursday, March 16, 2000 2:25 PM
> In a message dated 3/16/00 1:07:09 PM Pacific Standard Time,
> firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
> << > I know that during the winter they get all fluffy and not so
> who cares...
> Have you ever tried conditioning a horse with a thick winter coat? Have
> ever tried drying off a horse (on a freezing cold day) thats sweated
> because of his shiny slick winter coat? Try it sometime and you'll see
> we clip competiton horses in winter! >>
> Heather is right, Renee. A thick winter coat can greatly inhibit cooling
> a horse that has to work. Furthermore, many horses in warmer areas have
> shed completely by the time the weather is warming up, so if worked, they
> a double whammy of overheating! Put on your down parka and try jogging
> several miles on a warm, humid spring day--doesn't work well at all!
> So--clipping becomes the most logical compromise, with a commitment to
> horse to blanket if the night in ride camp dips below acceptable levels
> those less hairy. (Have to do that with the hairy ones, too, if it is
> post-ride, because the heavy coat prevents adequate drying--so after
> overheating, the horse then chills. Not fun!)
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