07-11-2012, 03:54 PM
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When buying a blanket, bear in mind you should rug as if the horse had very little fur because the rug stops the horses fur from raising up and insulating him naturally, so putting a light rug on inhibits the natural heat regulation but doesn't offer much warmth.
For Alli, I have a 300gram (meby350) (10-12oz) rug, and a 200g (7oz) rug. She is thin skinned compared to other breeds but its only when it gets below freezing that I put the heavy rug on. I don't know farinhit, but I'd go a medium rug for anything around freezing and a heavy rug for anything much below freezing for a freisian :)
(I always try to go for rugs that are 600D + a theres nothing more irritating than finding a brand new rug with a slash the whole length of it the first night its on!)
ETA- it also depends whay the horse is used to. He may only need the heavier rug when its a lot below freezing.