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Re: [RC] Shaggy horses/clipping - Sharon Levasseur

That's what I'd do too, if I had my horse at home.  But he's on pasture board so
I can't put him in a stall and ask the barn owner to turn him out when he's dry.

I'll continue with the cooler-under-blanket method.  Sounds like everyone thinks
that's enough (and may even be *more* than enough).

-Sharon L.

Quoting Lysane Cree <lysanec@xxxxxxxx>:

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