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  • #21
    Ah now we can help you there.....

    Originally posted by HRF Second Chance View Post
    There's the Knabbie lady again!!! STOP MAKING ME DROOL ON THE SPOTS!! Chance's former owner just had a stud colt born right before she left town. GORGEOUS. But I digress....
    No worry, I can help you with you need /desire for spots you know.
    MW
    Melyni (PhD) PAS, Dipl. ACAN.
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      #22
      Originally posted by Melyni View Post
      No worry, I can help you with you need /desire for spots you know.
      MW
      ENABLER! I like either the blanket over the booty or go whole hog and be a leopard!

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      • #23
        My two horses lived out doors for 10 years in New York. There shed was never used and inadequate anyway. They didn't wear blankets. The BO said blankets just get wet and stay wet (correct if the BO will not change wet for dry blankets).
        They survived. What worked for me was: nobody was ever clipped, they lived in a herd and no one had blankets. One really cold day I went up and I was freezing and I went into the field to groom and pet my guy and man, it was toasty between all the horses.
        So, if the herd is amenable and they stick together it can be quite warm between the horses. I believe that's how cattle can have calves in those really brutally cold environments, they keep the young ones in the center of a circle of adults.
        Now that my horses are much much older I don't want to board at a place without shelter, and that means enough shelters so all the horses can get in (meaning low totem guys can get into a shelter with other low totem guys).

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        • #24
          Got em both!

          Originally posted by HRF Second Chance View Post
          ENABLER! I like either the blanket over the booty or go whole hog and be a leopard!
          I can do the whole range from few spot, (all white) to chestnut (no spots) with all degrees of spotting in between.
          MW
          Melyni (PhD) PAS, Dipl. ACAN.
          Sign up for the Equine nutrition enewsletter on www.foxdenequine.com
          New edition of book is out:
          Horse Nutrition Handbook.

          www.knabstruppers4usa.com

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          • #25
            My guy has been out 24/7, including Maine winters since I bought him 10 years ago. In fact, the only time he's ever been in overnight is when he gets a bath for a show -- which is infrequent. He's a Paint, and that's about the only way to keep him clean. He has a fine wardrobe of rain sheet, 2 medium weight, two heavyweights, one of which has an attached hood which we use when they are predicting blizzard conditions. He seems to do just fine, and is one of those types who doesn't use the shelter all that much. He's the alpha so he could take it over without too much effort.

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            • #26
              Most of mine live out but they all have sheds. I have enough stalls but I give them a round bale and they honestly prefer to be outside! Our winters are pretty brutal and I don't bring them in until I have to body clip. Otherwise- out and naked!
              Come to the dark side, we have cookies

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