Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: East Central Illinois
At this point, go ahead and try Cool Calories. I still have the empty container that I bought, lol. You live in NC, so I'd try a lightweight blanket, but ONLY when he's shivering and preferably at night, when we have heat radiating upwards. Corporal would always grow a shaggy coat. You WILL get your coldest weather in the next 2 months, and March is always wet east of the Mississippi, so you'll be busy with that blanket for the next 3 months.
It's going to be a struggle, but I'd try ANYTHING that seems sensible. I'll bet he's had a blanket on before, but do introduce it slowly. I remember when I bought my horse, "Tyke", before I had my own trailer. I friend trailering him over for me, and she took her good time getting him loaded bc he was a strange horse, to her. Later on, we discovered that he'd been, among other things, a TB Pony horse, with lots of experiences. I'd try just throwing a blanket over his back, croup and tail and tighten it with baling twine. If he looks at you like, "You're pretty silly, but you're only human," in that condescending Arabian way, you'll know he's been blanketted before.