Most recent pity purchase..

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  1. DriftwoodsQHs

    DriftwoodsQHs Senior Member

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    She runs around like a banshee during the day and ends up dripping with sweat, which also doesn't seem fair to me, so I'm torn :( She has a healthy amount of fat on her now and I would definitely blanket her as needed, since I obviously don't want her to be burning calories to stay warm.
     
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    equinitis Senior Member

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    You are doing such a good job with her! I would not clip her just for the extra work it would cause me. Mine are all yaks and occasionally the whole herd runs all over the pasture like they are pursued by equine eating demons. They all end up sweating and blowing but have not had any ill effects from it.

    For perspective, I hate having to blanket one because I cannot always remove/install the blanket when the weather makes an abrupt change. I will if I have to but only if I have to for the well being of the animal!
     
  3. CheyAut

    CheyAut Senior Member

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    If you decide to clip a bit, you could do something like I do to my driving horses. I'm also in Az, so I understand the weather ;) I don't blanket... the parts clipped woudln't be covered by a typical blanket, anyhow. I also clip with a #7F blade, leave the hair a tad longer. I clip the underside of the belly and the neck, that helps keep them cool when working. I also do the head because it makes the bridle fit better vs a mini in yak mode lol but you can leave the head fuzzy. I leave ears so they don't get cold :) Here's Mercedes sporting her driving clip...
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    DriftwoodsQHs Senior Member

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    Thanks @CheyAut! Haven't decided if I'll clip or not since it's been staying in the 60s lately (woohoo!). If/when things change though, how late is too late in the season to clip?
     
  5. DriftwoodsQHs

    DriftwoodsQHs Senior Member

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    She’s about halfway through shedding and starting to show some dapples! :)
    I thought she had plateaued weight-wise, which was a bit discouraging, but I think she’s working on building muscle now, which understandably takes more time. Seeing her everyday makes it hard to see the progress, too, but these pics compared to some from just a few weeks ago show noticeable improvement :D
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    NaeNae Senior Member

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    She looks WONDERFUL! I didn't even remember what this thread was, just saw her and had to scroll back to refresh my memory because she looks so much better!

    Fantastic job!:cheerleader::cheerleader::cheerleader:
     
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    Bakkir Senior Member

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    She does look great :cheerleader:
     
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    ginster Senior Member

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    It is hard to believe that this is the same starved, sad little mare from a few months ago...
    She looks so good!!
     
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    froglander Senior Member

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    You've done such a great job! I just sat here and skimmed the whole thread for pics :D
     
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    turnnburnlynx Senior Member

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    Wowowowowowow it's a different horse!!! Amazing job!!!
     

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