blankets to help horse dry off faster?
I'm new to horse ownership (<1 year) so would appreciate your input on blanketing my horse.
We live in Ireland and hunting season has begun. Soon my horse will be clipped, the hunter clip so everything but the hair on his legs is clipped. He gets a heavy weight blanket. But after a hunt, he needs to be hosed off because they work hard and the horses are sweaty. Is there a blanket or some sort of temporary sheet I can place on him that draws the water off him to help him dry fast before his heave weight blanket is put back on? Will fleece accomplish this?
He is allowed to cool down fully before the heavy weight blanket is put on.
Thanks in advance. The owners of the yard know what they are doing and look after my horse. But I always like to hear what others do...sometimes there is more than 1 right way. :)