Hi, I'm the one that lovemyfinny was referring to. Unfortunately, the show world rather have slick and sleek coats during the winter. I agree, blanketing is a pain in the butt. My outside horses do not get blankets at all. My two show horses are under lights that go on at 5 am and off at 10 pm. If it's 75 and breezy, they may not have anything more than a light sheet. When it's 20, they are double blanketed and have hoods. When I can get away with no blanket at all, I cherish those days. I hate blankets!