My horse wears two blankets to keep her warm during our NY winter. One blanket is not water proof so it goes on first. The second is water proof and has a "turtle neck".
The only problem is the under blanket appears to be rubbing a bare spot and a section of her mane is missing. Her mane is very long and I do not wish to cut or braid. Any one have advice to save the mane!?
If you want to keep her warm and totally protected you can also get sleazies that cover the entire body. We use them for shows to protect but they can be used every day too. Just be sure to get one that has a zip neck as they are much easier to get on/off.
I don't know how well that would work seeing as how it is so stretchy. But I didn't buy a sleazy with a face because I was afraid of her pasturemates pulling it over her eyes and causing a huge mess. I would be very careful about the chance of that happening.