Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: The land of Enchantment
They look great, but if your vet who sees them "up close and in person" says they are too heavy, I would listen. I tend to "feel" a little chubby is healthy - but it isn't. The cute little youngster doesn't look anything other than healthy to me, though.
My mare does not hair up as well as she "should" in the winter. I blanket her when it goes below 30 - ish. And, I am vigilant to unblanket her at the crack of dawn before it warms up (as in - above 40-45F). I agree w ^^^, blanketing at 60F is just not healthy.
There is just as much horse sense as ever, but the horses have most of it.