I haven't blanketed my horse for two years and he gets a really nice winter coat in; the thing is I want to ride more this winter and work him more. He got really fat last winter because I couldn't work him so much and when I did he got really sweaty and took forever to cool out.
So my question is would I be okay just putting on a light weight turnout blanket on? I want his hair to be able to stand up and do it's job but I also want to keep him fairly dry if I can for when I do come out and ride. So would a light weight be good or would I be better going with a medium weight?
It's stupid but I go through this nonsense every year, to blanket or not to blanket.