I always blanket for winter. Right now, my girls are outside 24/7. Eventually, they will be brought in at night. The problem is deciding WHEN to blanket. =]
I always sleep with my window open, but lately it's been too cold so I have it only cracked, and I STILL had to put another blanket on my bed. Since I need another blanket, I feel like my horse's should have an extra layer too. When I get cold enough that I need to start bringing my warm jacket to feed meals, I think it's time for blankets.
I was wondering what criteria needs to be met before you throw a blanket on? What has to happen first? I'd rather not hear from the people who never blanket, there's nothing wrong with not blanketing, but there isn't anything wrong with blanketing, and I'm asking the people who do blanket, what makes you decide when it's time to blanket?
By the way, I decided to blanket Ricci. She's a princess and will be happier with her blankie on, and she's getting kinda woolly and she'll be getting a trace clip hopefully this week. She doesn't need to get that furry. And since it was pouring and cold when I went to feed dinner tonight, I blanketed Gracie too. Wet and cold is just too much. =]
PS. They are only getting blankets at night. And maybe not every night. If we get another warm spell, they'll come off again. And as long as it's dry, Gracie won't be wearing hers.