My mare Dai is prone to rain rot in the winter. She and Jake are out 24/7 with access to good shelter but they love to be out regardless of rain or snow. Jake is fine but for the last 2 winters Dai has gotten rain rot. I do try to groom them every day but sometimes they are just soaked if it is raining/snowing when I go out.
I know rain rot is bacterial but I was wondering if a rain sheet would help? Neither are blanketed and do fine with that and I don't really want to blanket them for the cold but just let nature take its course with their fuzzy coats to keep them warm.
Would a rain sheet ****** the growth of her winter coat and do more harm than good in this case?
Btw...I am in the northwest corner of NJ. Temps are usually 20-30F in the dead of winter but do go lower sometimes.
Thanks in advance for any advice y'all have. :)