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Saturday, December 8, 2012

Good Intentions and all that.....

Remember my statement that I was not going to blanket Steele?? (http://journeywithadancinghorse.blogspot.ca/2012/10/trying-on-clothes.html) .

Well we can count that as a giant FAIL.

But I have good reasons. Really.

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.....


  1. I love the color and pattern of that rain sheet. Handsome Steele!

    1. 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!'.

      lol. I was just curious. I wouldn't have actually bought it!

  2. 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.

  3. I love that blanket! So pretty!! Erm... I mean handsome! :D


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