My horses all come and stand at the back door to the barn at the first drop of rain, and then tap their toes until I let them into their nice cozy stalls with fresh hay and water. Would I rather they all stayed out? Sure, it's a lot less work with over 20 horses. But I learned my lesson when one of my mares dropped a ton of weight right before winter and I couldn't get it back on her until the following summer. Poor thing was MISERABLE all winter long. It got to where under 60 F that mare got a wind sheet, under 50 a lightweight blanket and under 40 I broke out the arctic weight stuff for her. So, if your horse is a bit lean and shivering, take him in or blanket him in a nice waterproof blanket, otherwise you're liable to have a real skinny horse before it even gets real cold.
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