10-16-2010, 08:05 PM
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I am hoping someone can help! I have a 3 yr old gelding whom I got this summer from the kill pen. He was very thin, bad hoofs, had been body clipped very close (dont know why). He has gained weight, muscle, and his hoofs are improving. His hair grew back in a fuzzy "afro" manner over the summer, and now that it is fall and he should be shedding his summer coat and getting in his winter coat he is shedding the fuzz and getting a summer coat. I am in vermont, where it has been 20-30 at night and 50-60 during the day. Right now he is at a friends house who can stall him in bad weather, but at my barn he shares a run in with my rocky mountain who gets a wooly bear coat for winter. I want to blanket my 3 yr old when he comes home (in a couple of weeks), but am not sure what I should use/where I should start for a blanket. I don't want to prevent him from getting a winter coat, but I don't want him to be cold. It can get as cold as 0 in mid winter, but not very often below 0, only occassionally.