Originally Posted by Left Hand Percherons
He is cold. He most likely was shut out of the shed at night, got wet which flattened his coat making it lose it's insulation power and he had little to no hay to munch on during the night. The digestion process releases a ton of energy which will keep most horses warm without blanketing.
If he's wet, towel him off and put a blanket on him to make him dry faster. Get some hay (not grain) in him. He doesn't need a blanket as you want to promote a good wooly coat. Horses that were in poor condition often have a little more trouble growing a good coat the first winter but you should be able to keep him toasty warm with simply more hay.
Ahh, okay. Then that's what it is. As their field is as good as a desert since they moved in
And currently we have no hay for them to free feed on. Its very dry here, and we have had a hard time finding bales for them to continually munch on. They get fed twice a day, alfala and oats both times... very soon we will be getting some bales for them to munch on! Thank you!!!