Originally Posted by farahmay
Nick looks great! He's such a cute horse. Do you ride western or english?
If you look at the first photo then the latest one, there is a major difference. Good job!
And yes, blanket him in winter. Which blanket you use depends on how cold it gets there, but for sure do use a blanket. He needs to conserve his energy to gain weight hehe
I ride western. He's supposedly trained western pleasure but I haven't tried to figure that all out yet - waiting for Spring so he can hopefully be healthier.
It gets pretty cold by me. I live in Michigan about 20 min from Lake Michigan so in addition to being cold we get a lot of lake effect snow. We don't blanket our other horses but we do have two blankets we used to use on my old horse (27 y.o Arab). There's a thin one and a very thick one. We'll see how cold it gets this winter. Last year it didn't get so bad. It hardly snowed and was just sweatshirt weather all season.
Thanks :) I'm glad you can see a difference. His thrush is getting better too. Yesterday he even got it in his head that it would be a good idea to chase our lead mare all over the pasture bucking and just having a good ol' time :p She was not impressed haha.