My two mares are both due in about 4-6ish weeks. They are used to being blanketed with at least a light weight sheet when they are turned out which is most of the time. It isn't super cold here now...I don't think it goes below about 30F at night....but it rains most of the time..lol. Like for a week without stopping. Soooo...I am worried as foaling gets closer is it better to not blanket at all so the foal can't get caught up in the straps? Should I start weaning them off the blankets now or just stop blanketing them altogether now or closer? Thoughts?
PS..they will be foaling in stalls....but I often leave the blankets on in the stall too if it is still raining.