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Re: [RC] Shaggy horses/clipping - Lysane Cree

We get some pretty cold winters here and most of the time (except this year!) the trails are pretty decent and rideable all winter. I have never clipped or spent hours walking a horse. I do a cool down walk as part of my ride. When I get back to the barn, if the horse is still wet, I will put a fleece cooler on and keep them in a stall with a couple of flakes of hay until they are drier and cooler. Thats it. Usually within an hour or less they are dry. If its really cold out, I might take the blanket off and give them another 10-15 minutes to adjust to the colder barn temp. without the blanket. Then back outside they go. If they have enough hay to eat outside they will keep warm no problem.


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