We do not blanket our drafts. We live in Maine and it gets cold, (10 degrees Fahrenheit this morning) but they grow great big winter coats so we see no need to blanket them. Though, I can say that last year we had an old mare (28 years and passed this summer due to cancer) and we did blanket her just to help her keep weight on and stay warm. She really enjoyed her blanket, but she HATED coming into the barn!
We do have a run in that they will use if it gets very windy, snowy or freezing rain, otherwise they seem to prefer being outside 24/7 in the winter.
We do have hay out 24/7 in the winter. In the summer, we are lucky, they have fields.
Last edited by PercheronMom; 11-30-2012 at 09:00 AM.