Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Northwest Florida
I live in NW Fl and just moved from a home that had a barn to one that had no fencing or barn. I fenced the property and brought the 3 horses over. My old guy is 22 and hard to keep weight up, but has 24/7 access to round bale as well as fed senior feed and Cool Calories 100 twice a day. He has not had a blanket on him and is doing fine even with the temp drop last night from 62* high to 38* low and going to be around 31* tonight. They have plenty of trees and brush to help block the cold wind, but no shelter at this time to get out of the rain. They are none the worse for being out in the open as they hardly went into the barn when at the other place. They would turn bum to the wind while under a tree and shake it off when it quit.
I know some locals who do blanket theirs and it is merely by choice as to whether you do or not down here. I do have plans on building a lean to with stalls this next year, but not a top priority.
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