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Re: Re: ridecamp-d Digest V00 #423


You haven't been misread.  Tamara was responding to me responding to Renee -
and so-on.  So you can relax!

SW France

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Sent: Friday, March 17, 2000 4:23 AM
Subject: RC: Re: ridecamp-d Digest V00 #423

> In a message dated 03/16/2000 3:19:07 PM Pacific Standard Time,
> writes:
> << Well there you go, its the owners convinience that you rug as its so
>  quicker to groom a clipped and rugged horse... I live in the West
>  so we never have mud, Ho Ho ( sort of an English joke as Manchesters the
>  only wetter city area). However I find using a rubber curry after m >>
> SIGH.............apparently I have again been misread.
> I clip my 23 year old Cushings syndrome gelding because, even in the
> of summer, he retains a winter coat. 90 degree temperatures, which I know
> unheard of in England, are quite common in the United States. And  I live
> a temperate rain forest climate, (WA state), where it rains for 9 months
> of the year. Rain rot is a very real possibility to a horse like mine,
> on pasture 24/7 and prefers to stand in the rain rather than in his very
> nice, very roomy and very clean run-in shed. That's the only reason I
> my horse in the winter, as his hair is quite long enough to keep him warm
> even subfreezing temperatures.
> I don't give a rat's ass how "convenient" clipping is or isn' horse
> a grooming every day whether I ride him or not, because it's HEALTHIER for
> him. (and, I should say, I enjoy grooming him.)
>  I wouldn't clip him if he shed out properly, but he doesn't. THEREFORE I
> will continue to clip my horse's winter coat in the warm months of the
> because when it's hot and he's hairy, he can very die of heat stroke.
> If I had wanted a "convenient" pet, I certainly would never have gotten a
> Michelle
> and Jordan (I don't care what she thinks, mom, clip me!!)
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