10-19-2012, 01:26 PM
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When to put on a winter blanket?
I have a 24y/o appy mare who's getting in her winter coat nicely, but I worry about her through the winters due to her age and the fact that she is a little under weight. She's under weight due to nursin a foal, I tried everything and she's inly gaining weight now that she's not nursing. The blanket I have for her belonged to my stud, but I lost him this last spring to a lightening strike. Anyways, the blanket is a 1200D Rip-Stop medium weight blanket. Usually I wait till its below freezing during the day before I blanket. I guess I'm wondering what's every ones veiw on winter blankets.