This is my first post on this forum. Looking forward to learning lots from you people:)
I'm trying to decide whether or not to blanket my horse this winter. What is everyone's opinions on blanketing?
He is my first horse and I have had him since August. He is a healthy 15 yo qh. We live in Southern Ontario where it can get very cold (down to -20C or so). His former owner blanketed him during the day and kept him in a warm barn during the night. He is now on pasture board so he will be outside all winter with only a small shelter so block the wind. I will be doing light riding in an unheated arena and possibly some trail riding.
So far, what I've read seems to suggest the blanketing is not a good idea unless your horse is sick, young, old, used to a warm climate, or clipped. I also read that over blanketing can be a problem because it creates sweating.