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Winter Horse Care October 27, 2012 8:00 AM

Some people have the idea that a horse coats itself with mud and such in the winter to keep warm. Actually all they are doing is rolling to itch. For a horse to keep warm in cold weather it has to be able to angle its fur to catch the suns heat or bring it close to hold the warmth in. A horse with a matted coat can't adjust it to regulate it's body temp! Good grooming in winter makes for a warmer more contented healthier horse folks!  [ send green star]
 October 27, 2012 12:01 PM

Agree 100%.  This is also why blankets are inappropriate in most cases.


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 November 19, 2012 9:19 AM

Another thing horses need in the winter is a lot more water !!!! They should have access to all the water they need due to the fact all they are being fed is hay , which is very low moisture . Most cases of collic happen in the winter due to the lack of enough water !!  [ send green star]
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