Not sure if this is the correct area for this topic. I searched for related discussions but found nothing.
Anyhow, I have been fortunate to have at least one horse all my life minus the last 6 years. I have recently got a AQHA filly and am getting back into the swing of things.
I'm looking for opinions and suggestions on blanketing. My growing up life my mom would never let me blanket my horse. She claimed it affected the horses natural body temperatrure in the winter, that they can't properly acclimate on their own which in turn invites illnesses. Makes sense to me, however, I see so many that do banket their horses. In turn I would feel bad my horse didn't have a blanket.
I have had a few horses since on my own and never blanketed them but still continue to have that question. So? To blanket or not to blanket?
(I live in Northern Nevada, our winters can get as cold as -3*F to a high of 65*F and our summers are as low as 37*F to 100+*F)
Thanks for any input