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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).

Thanks,
-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.

Lysane


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