Originally Posted by Angel_Leaguer
My horses have always been able to get out of the wind in the winter and get a nice coat… I don’t blanket. Last year we had a few days with -40F windchill and then a decent time with the core temp at 0 to -15F… my horses were fine. On the really cold days like that they got their food in the barn (not heated by any means) so that they didn’t have to stand outside to eat. If your horse seems to not being doing well in the cold though I wouldn’t hesitate to blanket. Just make sure you get a good fitting blanket and it gets removed and checked daily for any rub marks and a quick brushing.
our guys get sheets at 40F and heavy blankets at 32F....below 20F and they get double
- they don't have as thick of coats as horses up north though