This winter I am going to be blanketing a 15 year old Thoroughbred mare during cold nights/blizzards. She isn't mine, I'm more like free-leasing her but her owner agreed to blanketing.
Last year he gave me a Canvas Blanket that he had bought at an auction, I ended up using it many times because she was getting cold, and plus she went into winter with needing to gain weight.
*Reasons for blanketing- 1. She lost weight from the bugs/heat and is gaining it back again 2. If she gets cold to where she is shivering she will not eat 3. She seems to move stiffely when she is cold and won't go outside
This year I am buying one that is actually waterproof and will hopefully fit her better.
This is the one I'm looking at- StormShieldŽ 1200D VTEK
So a few questions...
1. Do you think it would be a great blanket choice? I've heard of many people in my area using them.
2. I have a cotton sheet, should I use it as a liner?
3. Should I buy the neck cover also?