Wind chill as low as -40 tonight?! Help me decide what to do for my horse please!
Okay, so I just checked the weather and the low tonight is going to be -18 degrees, with a wind chill of -30 to -40.. wind between 15 and 30 mph.
I'm a little worried about my (20 year old) horse, because that is cold. He has spent all winter outside in the pasture with no blanket and seems to be doing fine. I could be overreacting, because I tend to get myself worried about nothing at all.
My question is, should I blanket him? He has a very heavy winter coat right now - he is incredibly fluffy. I do have a heavyweight turnout blanket with a neck cover, but I don't know if that will benefit him or not a this point.
We've had quite a few bitter cold days and nights like this, but I don't know if we've had one quite this cold... I'm really at a loss! What do you guys think?