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Re: [RC] how cold is too cold? - heidi

I have heard that horses windpipes are long enough that the
air is always warm by the time it gets to their lungs however, anyone
else heard this?

It isn't the length of the windpipe--it is the size and complexity of the
sinuses.  But yes, given the huge sinuses that horses have, they are less
in danger from cold air than we are.  (And they rarely mouth breathe,
unless they are ill.)

I think people tend to "wimp" on cold days long before it is too cold to
bother the horses, if it is not too cold for you it probably isn't for
your horse!!

I agree.

Heidi



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