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Friday Fun Facts! Snowy Horses

Did you know that snow accumulating on livestock is actually a good sign?

It indicates the animal is in good body condition.

Insulation is provided by a layer of fat, and their hair coat is preventing body heat from escaping to melt the snow! The snow also acts as insulation against the cold and wind. The obvious exception is our body clipped show horses, who require heavy blanketing in the colder temps when put out for a snowy romp in turnout!

Never Leave a Horse outside to long!

Obviously, NEVER leave an animal out in the cold elements for too long as it is unsafe for extended periods of time. Be sure they get a healthy mix of indoors and outdoors in the winter.

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