Should you Blanket Your Horse?

Casie

Hi! My name is Casie Bazay. I'm a mom, a freelance writer, and a certified equine acupressure practitioner.

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  1. Terri Lampman says:

    I have never blanketed my horse but this year I moved to a heated barn, well heated to 40-45. Should I light blanket for turnout only when below 32 because he comes in the barn at night which will be 40. Our winter is not in the teens, maybe 20s during the day with strong winds.

    • Casie says:

      Hi Terri–good question. I would say it depends on the amount of winter hair he’s grown. If not much as usual (because of the heated barn), you might consider blanketing. But if he has a good, furry coat, he should be fine.

  1. October 30, 2013

    […] 5.  Don’t blanket a healthy horse.  Yes, you read that right!  If a horse is allowed to grow a good winter coat, it will be just as good, if not better than a blanket.  Additionally, don’t trim the hair in your horse’s ears, around his muzzle, and on his fetlocks, as this hair helps to keep the horse warm too.  (Read more about blanketing horses in this post.) […]

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