Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Alberta, Canada
we have several thoroughbreds without a blanket. I went out the other day to see a herd of ottb's around a round bale, one came up from arizona this summer, 2 mares born on the farm, one 22 year old gelding, a rescue gelding that came off the track this year and a 21 year old brood mare. All blanketless. at -28 celcius, snowing with a stiff cross breeze. they have giant shelters and a barn, but that is where they prefer to be. none are under weight, infact two are fat.
if they need the shelter, they'll take it. otherwise they are ok. Contrary to popular oppinion, ottb's are tough(some of them).