Hi everyone! I am soon receiving a new Paint Gelding. He is an adoption. Over the past 5 years, he has been sent to pasture in the winter without any protection against the elements (blanketing, shelter, ect.) with a herd of 40 horses. And every year one of their horses dies from the extreme cold. I will be rehoming him into a pasture of 5 other horses and a shelter, but he will be there year round and all day long. Even if its snowing. I will try to bring him inside to groom him everyday, but that will only be for an hour or so at a time. So I have decided to blanket, but I am unsure how to approach this. Lightweight or heavy weight blanket? And what brands/styles are good in harsh winters? It must be water proof. Any Blankets you guys love? I only have to money to buy one good blanket right now. So it has to last me all winter!
Note: I live in nebraska. We often get up to 4ft in snow and below freezing tempatures. He's used to it, because that is where he is from. But I would still like to make it easier on him.