[RC] How cold is cold ? How fast do horses adapt to no stalls? - Anna Larson
My horses live out 24/7 with a shelter. We live on top of the continental
divide and the average DAY time winter temperature might only be 40-50
degrees. In the spring and even into the summer, the temps get down in to
the 50's sometimes. We have even had 6-8 inches of snow in MAY after the
horses have shed out. If the don't have enough hair it is probably not cold
enough for them to really grow alot. When I worked in southern Louisiana,
any of the horses there did not grow as much winter hair as here. It was
much warmer then then here. I think your horses will do just fine
Mules and Other Critters
A REALLY cold night here is about
10 C or about 45 to 50 F. I seriously doubt that horses will up and die
of shock from not being in boxes at night with those temperatures. The
most exotic of mine is the Appaloosa/WB cross and he gets pretty fuzzy.
The Arabs are baladi, so they are used to all sorts of things, but they
do tend not to get too fuzzy. I figure it's just not cold enough for
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