RE: [RC] [RC] Riding in the rain - DIANE L KNAPPER
I've come into this post late. But, I won't ride in the rain if there is
lightening involved. Minus that, I've ridden when it is less than 50
degrees and raining, also when it is 30° and it just isn't even pleasant. I
give kudos to those who ride during the winter...they are made of better
stuff than me. As for blanketing your horse, if she isn't shivering and is
getting adequate shelter, even from trees...don't worry about it. I blanket
because MN winters are tough, even for the sturdiest of horses. Mine
currently only has some trees as windbreaks and for me that isn't
sufficient. So he has a blanket on him and comes in at night.
Subject: RE: [RC] Riding in the rain
Date: Sat, 21 Dec 2002 22:20:07 EST
I just wanted to clarify to a certain person that I was concerned about
riding in the rain because it was 55 degrees out. To me that is COLD when
is wet (I live in the South). Maybe I should have clarified a little more.
I know it won't hurt when it is warm out, it actually feels good. Except
when lighting is crashing down all around you and you can't see 3 feet in
front of you, that has happened to me before. I am also concerned because
horse is on pasture board and there is no shelter except for trees. The
other day it was pouring down rain while it was pretty chilly, and then
that night it got pretty cold. I couldn't blanket her because I didn't
if it would rain again. But somebody had a point, horses have survived in
the wild for ages with no shelter and blankets. I just want to do
I can to keep my horse healthy.
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