riding with a fleece blanket in winter?
It is 4 degrees c here and I only have an hour to spend at the barn. So I was thinking I'd just throw on the bridle and ride bareback for a bit. I hate to take away the warm blamket from my horse though. Would it be safe to sit on top of his fleece blanket and walk and trot, perhaps, canter around? THe fleece sticks to his hair pretty well so I woudln't be worried about it slipping off. Is this common practice or considered too dangerous or risky?
catsandhorses is an American living in Ireland and riding mostly XC with "Bob". She is looking forward to buying a new horse when she returns to the U.S. in January'2012!