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Do you still put your horses out when the weather is bad?
Flexiblefriend · 04/02/2014 19:21
It seems to me that the done thing these days is to keep horses in if the weather is bad, and I just don't understand why? My horse is in at night through the winter, but he seems happy enough out in the rain, and wind, as long as he has a good rug on. So what do you all do? Do you keep them in the moment they might get wet, or is that just round my way?
frostyfingers · 11/02/2014 10:23
He was out on Sunday night too, but wasn't really dirty at all - I think the field was too wet, even for him, to lie down and have a snooze or roll.
I'd just finished plaiting ready for hunting (after 4 days had been cancelled) this morning and then that bloody storm came and put a stop to it. He's very confused now that I've taken them out, put another rug on and given him hay - I don't think I'll be venturing out in this today!
Daytona79 · 11/02/2014 10:26
Our yard keeps them in for
Heavy rain - trashed fields,
High winds - safety as horses go crazy.
We had 1 killed last year and another with spinal damaged due to charging about in high winds
The yard does not take risks now.
In a perfect world I love my mare out all day every day and in at night but i understand why my yard keeps them in sometimes and if I'm honest I don't mind if it helps stop her getting injuries.
Flexiblefriend · 11/02/2014 14:10
I also have one who is very very good at covering himself in mud. He wears a rug with a neck, but he still has mud all down his neck, up to his shoulders, and pretty much right up over his bum. I swear he is half hippo! He wallows rather than rolls.
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