A cold horse shivers. it's that simple. A horse with too much blanket sweats. A healthy horse with a dense winter coat and good flesh may not require blanketing. But many also emerge from winter in poor condition because they needed a blanket for added warmth. Our temperature chart, below, will help you make decisions, but remember that each horse has individual tolerances.
Windy conditions don't interfere with the insulating value of
the horse's coat, but it does whisk away heat from the body faster, so pay attention to wind chill. Moisture?s the greatest problem. Any horse that gets wet
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