Tips for Warm to Cold weather transition
MY new horse will be arriving from FL Monday.
He is not body-clipped, but has grown no undercoat to speak of -
he is show-slick.
Temps there have been in the 70-80 range.
Here we have 40-50s, going lower at night.
He will be wearing a sheet when he arrives & I have a midweight turnout that I will put on him right away.
Normally my horses were out 24/7/365, stall doors open for free access.
I intend to keep this guy stalled overnight, then let him explore during the day for a couple days before giving him "free rein".
Besides treating him to a warm mash at night, does anyone have any suggestions for making the transition easier on him?
I know horses are most comfortable when temps are in the 40s, but this guy has been in FL for some time and will need to re-acclimate.
Help me make my Beachboy happy in the Chilly Midwest :yes: