Having only recently moved to the rainy northwest, i'm dealing with some things that weren't really an issue for me before. What i'm wondering is - do you feel that your horse(s) need to have a rain sheet to stave off rain rot and other issues when living in a climate that's as wet as Portland tends to be?
I am moving two of my horses up here from the high desert and am unsure if they will need to have rain sheets as they will be outside in pastures for 8-10 hours a day (give or take) and inside in a comfy oversized stall at night. For reference, these two horses are both in good weight/health. One has had a winter blanket before in her life (it gets much colder in the high desert than it seems to get here in Portland) and the other has never been blanketed.
Any thoughts or experiences you'd like to share would be really helpful for me.