In cold weather, “To Blanket or Not to Blanket” is the question.

Recently on the MRER Facebook page the question was asked by a young rider who had moved her horse to a colder area than it was used to, “Should I blanket my horse?”  I was surprised, that of all the posts on the page, that one generated many responses and much passion from members.  I did a little research and found the following article from Weber Training Stable to be informative.  I really liked the “use common sense” tone of the article, “To Blanket or Not to Blanket.”   No matter where you stand on the issue it’s always good to review the arguments pro and con.

Click to read….To Blanket or Not to Blanket?

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2 responses to “In cold weather, “To Blanket or Not to Blanket” is the question.

  1. Thanks for posting; this is the approach I use myself. Right now I have one horse blanketed, and one not. I decided to blanket the one horse when I went out yesterday morning and found her shivering, even though she had been fine up until that point. The other horse still seems happy and warm; and therefore, is still unblanketed.

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