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  1. #1
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    Default moving from heated to unheated barn

    My horse will be moving from a heated barn to an unheated one soon. Anyone have any insight as to things to be concerned about/look for? Thanks.



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    I would think it kinda depends on how heated the current barn is. Around here most heated barns are just warm enough to keep pipes and water buckets from freezing but are still pretty darn chilly inside. If your horse is blanketed now in the heated barn maybe switch to a lighter weight blanket for a few weeks to harden him up a bit. Also, give him plenty of turnout time in an appropriate blanket before the switch to get him acclimated to the real world temps.

    These are just hunches because I've never had a horse in a heated barn.



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    It stays right around 40 degrees. Thanks.



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    More blankets, maybe a blanket liner or two to have on hand?
    "We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals." ~Immanuel Kant



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