Originally Posted by churumbeque
but I think they're actually too warm and overheated.
Think being the key word here, so you don't actually have science fact to back your theory up. You can't determine a horse's need for a blanket by how you feel
Just like people, horses are different. Not one will be exactly the same, and just because you think
your horse is fine at the temperature they're at, does not mean the same will apply for every other horse.
You keep going on about your own temperature and how you feel, and have told me to partake in your little "experiment" so that I can see what you're trying to say, but back to my point, your temperature will not be the same as mine. I'm sitting in my room, with a long sleeve shirt underneath a hooded sweater, I still feel a bit chilly, but my skin is warm
My mother's horse and my one of my own are both blanketed. My mom's horse is old and does not get into the run in. I ride and compete frequently during the winter months. Both horses are not
cold to the touch. If, as you say, being "toasty" is too warm, I would think my mare would have fallen ill long ago with the constant temperature change from removing and reapplying her blanket.
As I said, it is different for everyone, therefore what you say may only apply to you.