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9th Jan 2000, 03:28 AM
The pony I have been training has a two part stall and indoor large with an always open door to his own arena, but he always gets soaked when it rains and looks alful.We live in a fairly cold reigon,so what do I do,
do I dry him with a towel,or just let him dry on his own?
9th Jan 2000, 11:52 PM
How cold is it?
I live in NE England near sea and it is quite cold - especially now. I usually dry with towels as much as I can, and rub hard to get circulation going. It seems to do trick :)
11th Jan 2000, 05:05 AM
although certainly not strictly necessary, you could always try blanketing him with a weatherproof turnout rug - might help protect your pony from the nasty weather. there are lots of different turnout blankets that are good with the elements, but i'm not too well-versed in the various names just yet. one brand i've seen that makes a nice weatherproof turnout is aptly-named "Weatherbeeta", and i think the Rambos are also quite good.
alternatively, you could just dry him with towells, like you mentioned, but you probably only need to worry about this is it's particularly cold out. i don't imagine it's too fantastic for him to get really chilled *and* be soaking-wet, but he'll survive. i would say just use your best judgement - horses are usually a lot hardier than we give them credit for. :rolleyes:
26th Jan 2000, 05:09 PM
Hi I have a small welsh pony, I live in england and it is always, always cold and wet. Pippen(the pony) never coud abide rugs, if we put one on him he would try everything in his power to get it off. I let his hair grow long in the winter now to keep him warm.
Depending on wether you are going to ride him or not, it is probably better to leave him to dry off, if his hair is fairly wooly it will only be the top layer getting wet, as the underneath will be kept warm. If you are going to ride him then dry him with a wisp or a towel.
Hope this is usefull!!
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