I just got a horse on a free lease, and I'm trying to decide how to blanket him for the rest of the winter. He's a Percheron/Paint cross, so he's pretty hardy. He hasn't been blanketed yet this year. He has a pretty decent winter coat - Not SUPER hairy, but I would say probably double the thickness of an average summer coat or so. Fairly plush. But his coat IS thin enough that I've had him for two weeks, worked him 5-6 times a week for 30-45 minutes walk/trot/canter and a bit of jumping, and he still hasn't broken a sweat. And this is after he hadn't been ridden for 3 months.
I was thinking of just getting him a turnout sheet to keep the wind/rain/snow off of him while he's outside, but I don't know for sure - this is the first horse I've been responsible for. 0_o I've also considered maybe a layered system - would it be possible to layer a fleece dress sheet under a waterproof turnout sheet? Would the fleece sheet hold up to turnout underneath the other sheet? I thought he could wear the fleece sheet inside when it's under 35 degrees or so, and then add the turnout sheet when he goes out. Opinions?
Also, does anybody have any of these turnout sheets?
Amigo 600D Turnout Sheet
Saxon 1200D Turnout Sheet
1200D Turnout Sheet