Well we can count that as a giant FAIL.
It's the weather. For the past several years our winter has been less about the snow and more about the dreary drizzly depressing rain. And it's cold.
I hate when horses are wet and cold. I don't think that it's good for them. A wet coat also creates the perfect conditions for rain rot.
I swear it's rained the past 20 days out of 30. Maybe more. Today it was raining again. And barely above freezing.
Now I'm conflicted. I hate horses getting wet and I hate keeping them in. In this weather I let them out into the small sacrifice paddock. That way they don't chew up the grass one and they are less likely to bomb around and slip.
I decided to see if Irish's rain sheet could be used on Steele. Nope. It was HUGE on him. Irish is a size 78. Ed helped me measure Steele- he's a 72. We headed into town and bought him his own rainsheet. I bought a 74 so he has some room to grow. I looked at some various colours but I think that this one works for him.
It fits pretty well. And he gets to stay out in the rain. I took it off when the rain came so strong that they needed to go in. He didn't seem to mind it:
|do I have to wear this?|
|well it doesn't interfere with my eating....|
|I look good in everything!|
Maybe I do have a blanket problem after all.....
I love the color and pattern of that rain sheet. Handsome Steele!ReplyDelete
thank you. I was checking the price on a garish one that was turquoise and pink and Ed walked by and said 'not even if it's free!'.Delete
lol. I was just curious. I wouldn't have actually bought it!
I was going to try and avoid blanketing this winter. He didn't have one last year and grew a nice wooly coat. It's just been so miserably wet. It is the pnw so what can I expect. Part of it is all te reasons you listed above. The other part it's a pain to deal with a w et horse when I want to put tack on him. I pay a lot of money to have him and I want I be able to use him without waiting forever to dry off.ReplyDelete
I love that blanket! So pretty!! Erm... I mean handsome! :DReplyDelete
lol Steele says thankyou!Delete