Re: [RC] How cold is cold ? How fast do horses adapt to no stalls? - Jennifer Judkins
I have little experience with keeping horse, inside or out, having been a horse owner for only 4 years. I admit I tend to worry about my horse getting chilled and in the past have blanketed when the temp get below 40 or so (I live in the Northeast). This year I have been convince to avoid blanketing and so far I'm impressed. My 8 year old gelding Anglo-arab is out in the day and inside at night. He has grown such a wooly coat, he doesn't even seem to get wet when it rains. I just adopted a 5 year old TB off the track and the only available boarding situation right now is outside 24/7 with a run in shed. I was concerned he would get chilly as he does not have a thick coat. I'm not there everyday so really can't blanket. Well, long story short, in just 5 days, his coat has grown thick and fuzzy (weather currently mid 30's at night, 40's in day, with alot of dizzle). He loves to roll lavishly in nasty cold slushy mud-disgusting! So I now must admit the cold
bothers me more than my horses. Just try it, they'll love it. Jennifer.
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- [RC] How cold is cold ? How fast do horses adapt to no stalls?, Anna Larson