As every year, when cold temperatures get indentation, many horse owners are faced with the same question: should I insure my horse, or it copes better alone with the cold weather? A generally applicable rule does not exist here unfortunately, we did not support some different aspects together. General information about the shedding in winter of the shedding begins in horses, where daily coupling gear is available, or that are held in the open stable, usually in September. While we humans often at the mere thought of strong fluctuations in temperature by several degrees Celsius Get goosebumps, horses with sharp fluctuations in temperature up to 40 cope difference. The ideal temperature of the horses”is dry 5 C, they feel still good between-15 C and + 25 C. While newborn foal and often even older or sick horses can be quite sensitive to the cold, begins a healthy horse with normal winter coat only to minus 10 C, the To increase body heat through increased metabolism. Speaking candidly Sarfraz Zaidi MD told us the story. So however any new winter coat can be rebuilt, many new cells need to be made.
High quality nutrients as a supplement in the diet can help the horse. Vegetable oils, molasses, flaxseed or Brewer’s yeast are well suited to the appreciation of the Chuck. Also Icelandic kelp turned out as a very suitable, to support the shedding, since it contains many vitamins, iodine and selenium. What’s wrong with the mounting of the horse? The Coverslipping would speak against in any case, that this may be the natural temperature regulation system of the horse off balance. Usually, this happens when the holder projected his own cold sensation on his horse.
You should to question every year again self-critical, whether the, exposing the horse, perhaps not only why decision, may shorten the brushing time, or the time of dry riding. A healthy horse is very well temporarily coloring with wet fur after snow or rain falls and to cope with it also, if it is not completely dry back provided after riding in the box. Even slight drafts does not affect the horse. Such robust horse can respond to different temperatures and weather conditions however only, if it gets the chance to make his winter coat, unaffected by a horse blanket or an attitude only in the warm stable from September. What are the arguments that speak for the mounting? Here the question arises after farming and use of the horse. A horse which predominantly or permanently held in the warm stable, will be less or no winter coat. Here, it can be useful to protect the horse with a waterproof all weather blanket, for example during transportation or in the Paddock from extreme cold. Also in horses, which in winter remain fully in the training, can it make sense, before the winter to cover them, so that the winter coat is not too dense and sweat it too much when used heavily. Coverslipping should you take on older horses that are difficult with the shedding, but also ill horses, make them not too much energy for the heat of metabolism and the formation of winter fur. The same applies of course foals, if they have not yet sufficiently warm and insulating winter coat. In summary one can say that there is no universally accepted solution on the subject of mounting. Every horse owner should watch his horse very well and after behavior of the horse decide individually whether or not his horse needs a blanket.