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Old 05-03-2008, 06:19 PM   #21
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Yes every heavy rain my mare stands outside, butt pressed into the cypress trees, head low to the ground. The rain drips off her mane like it's a gutter for the body. She waits out the storm that way and doesn't move. A light rain won't stop her from normal grazing.
She seeks the puddles too, prefers to drink from the puddles. She only likes the shelter for a windbreak

I found out her history and she spent her first 2 years of life in the wild. I imagine she weathered some storms and lack of water in those wild horse days. She's 12 years now...old habits never die
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Old 05-04-2008, 01:49 PM   #22
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Zak and Socks will graze through just about anything....they have their raincoats on and if it really downpours, then they retreat to the shelter for a bit.

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Old 05-04-2008, 02:16 PM   #23
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If I know its going to rain....I throw Tuckers Rainsheet on him...he likes to stay outside even though hes got a big barn to venture into
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Old 05-05-2008, 05:08 AM   #24
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Originally Posted by ToveroMom View Post
Nope that delicate flower of the south heads to the barn when it rains..when it is too hot..when the deerflies come out..whenever.
That is why I giggle when folks say how cruel it is to stall horses.
I have to chase that mare out to go graze and 10 minutes later she is back in.
I have a couple too that after being on green pasture for a few minutes are hanging their head over the stall door wondering when somebody is gonna come and open the door so they can get back in. When my daughter's mare feels 1 rain drop her butt is hightailing it to the barn.
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Old 05-05-2008, 08:20 PM   #25
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I have one-and-a-half run-in sheds (one only has 1 side a roof). Napoleon (the donkey) will stand in the corner by the sheds, but won't go in. Lili (the filly) will go in if it's raining hard or cold. Either that or run berserk around the pasture. The mare (Dixie) will sometimes go in if Lili does, but usually ignores it. She will NOT go in if it's thundering.
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