Your Horses And Bad Weather
Posted 27 April 2011 - 06:28 AM
Been Jammin - Benny. Simply my best friend.
Tuesday - TB cross chunky mare, dressage BALLER...to be.
Venus Drive - OTTB foster child
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My riding journal
Posted 27 April 2011 - 06:55 AM
Edited by Kyra, 27 April 2011 - 06:55 AM.
My best friends; Joe, Barra, Dollar, Luna,Hank, Morning and Reena
And one spunky,animated Quarab,Smoke
My Dogs;Chessa and Reese
*RIP* Dobbin. I love you so much!1982-Nov.15 2005
*RIP* Bitsy. Love you!1968-July 19,2006
*RIP* Bella. You are missed!1987-Feb.8,2008
Posted 27 April 2011 - 06:55 AM
The only time I will lock them in is if they have gotten chilled with freezing rain. Then they stay in till they dry off and warm up, and it's back out again.
We have had tornadoes here, but it's rare. Mostly straight line winds, which sometimes does bring trees down.
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Rosie, aka Hankie Doc
Rosie in the Mist
R.I.P. Snow Chief, August 25, 1980 - April 16, 2009
You were the best trail horse ever.
Old dogs and children, and watermelon wine...
Posted 27 April 2011 - 07:33 AM
enjoying every day!
Posted 27 April 2011 - 07:45 AM
Proud owner of:
Vanny, 26 yr QH Stallion R.I.P. 4/11/82 - 5/8/08. 25 Great years together
Scout, 25-28 yr Paint Cross Gelding
Glistening, 10 yr Arab/Saddlebred Mare
If you don't want to stand behind our soldiers who are in the danger zone......
Please stand in front of one.
Posted 27 April 2011 - 12:32 PM
I have one, my 3 year old, that hates lightning and thunder. He tends to do stupid things if left out in it (i.e. injure himself.. how I'm not sure). So I have to bring him inside when storms come through. He used to be the same way towards just rain in general after a bad, almost hypothermic event when he was a weanling. But I forced him to learn that rain wasn't going to kill him. He can be out in a drizzle now and regular rain now.
My mustang and older mare prefer to be outside in everything, no matter what it is. Though if it's cooler and it rains for a few days they do ask to be brought inside to the stalls to dry off. Though as soon as they are dry they want right back out! They aren't stally type horses, but they are polite and know when they want in, lol.
My new mare and the baby I use the benefit of the doubt. The baby is just a bit over a week old so I'm not too keen on letting him be outside in storms. So they come in if it's storming.
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Posted 27 April 2011 - 05:50 PM
Proud owner of
WR Shades Of Phire 2004 Bay Arabian mare
Little Hawk 2008 champaigne Miniature horse Gelding
AM Rain Maker 2013 bay Arabian gelding
Itsy Bitsy 1996 Bay Arabian mare
Posted 27 April 2011 - 06:56 PM
RCR Dun Until Dusk, "Ella" AQHA
Half Pint, Aka "PT" miniature mule
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Posted 27 April 2011 - 07:18 PM
Posted 28 April 2011 - 08:25 AM
The only time I would keep my horses in during the day is if there is one big honkin' lightening storm and I don't have to work that day. I will not leave my horses "home alone", locked in a barn.
My horses have 14 very hilly acres to run on the days I'm not home, so my lead horse has several places he can gather the other three for safety. Last summer, we had three storms in one day and I watched Duke (the handsome guy in my avatar), gather everyone in three different places because of the different directions the storms were coming from.
Duke is a superb alpha-dominant leader and does a great job keeping everyone "storm safe". I still worry as nothing is 100% but I won't shut them in. No matter how hard the rain is pouring, they wear face masks to protect their eyes and I can only hope they always stay hunkered down in a safe zone.
Posted 28 April 2011 - 09:27 AM
Right now they are in because its just coming down so fast that it will be a huge muddy mess if i put them out in it.
Posted 28 April 2011 - 09:33 AM
When the pasture gets to be a muddy mess, that's when we open up the rest of the stall doors and turn the older horses in for the night. Two of our horses share a stall, have been together since they were born and when we tried to separate them my husband's horse hated it, so we just leave their door open so they can come and go as they please.
Posted 28 April 2011 - 11:01 AM
I just trust my horse's sense more than mine after that storm.
Slave to my animals
Tank my loving Heeler mix
Scout my feline master
JuneBug AMHA bay roan
Jinky the wonder goat Went to greener pastures 10/27/11
Posted 28 April 2011 - 12:09 PM
Posted 28 April 2011 - 12:49 PM
In the winter they are outside during the day ( depending on the weather) and inside at night.
Meera( Mardel Dixon Popeye)- barrel racing/gaming horse
Hank (Gently Otoes)-barrel/roping horse
Goldie (Twistetta Jae Bar)- Roping horse
Rascal- mini stud colt[/color]
R.I.P my babies
Micky Mouse- roping horse/ lesson horse
Larry ( Jr four sox Bailey) -roping horse
Blitzen- roping/barrel horse
Baytoven- my once on a life time everything horse!
Spare Parts - roping horse
R.I P Daddy you were a great cowboy, you will be forever loved and
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